KNOXVILLE—Knoxville Hospital & Clinics provided nearly $7.3 million in community benefits last year, according to a recently completed assessment by the Iowa Hospital Association. That amount, based on 2014 figures, includes more than $645,000 in uncompensated care such as charity care, bad debt and unpaid costs of Medicaid.

Community benefits are programs and services that address identified community health needs, regardless of source or availability of payment, and provide measurable improvement in health care access, health status and the use of health care resources. Community benefits are those services that go beyond direct, mission-driven patient care activities.

The results for Knoxville Hospital & Clinics are included in a statewide report by the Iowa Hospital Association that shows Iowa hospitals provided community benefits in 2014 valued at more than $1.2 billion, and served 4.6 million people.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418.