Community Benefit Plans and Action

Wegmiller, Donald C.
June 2006
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2006, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p29
The article focuses on the need for not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals to develop sound and logical community benefit plans and actions, exploiting their tax-exempt status. The NFP should conduct a comprehensive needs assessment in the community and identify existing community benefit. They should differentiate from the investor-owned hospitals, re-focus on the local hospital and the benefit it provides to the community, change the public's perception of the value of the hospital and regain public support by leading many of the community benefit programs fulfilling community requirements.


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