UChicago Medicine provides an annual report of benefits and services we offer to improve health in our South Side communities.
As part of our commitment to advance health equity, the University of Chicago Medicine provided $686.2 million in benefits and services to communities on Chicago’s South Side and in the south suburbs in fiscal 2022. This includes $586.7 million through the University of Chicago Medical Center and $99.5 million through UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial. Total investment increased by 13.1% over fiscal 2021.
This investment included supporting patients who rely on Medicare or Medicaid or who were unable to pay for care. Financial assistance (charity care) provided through the University of Chicago Medical Center increased 31.7%, up to $27 million. This financial assistance includes free and discounted services to help uninsured and underinsured patients afford the care they receive through UChicago Medicine.
Community benefit investments also include teaching and training tomorrow’s health care professionals, funding medical research and donating to community groups for health and wellness initiatives.