To us, community benefit means engaging in meaningful partnerships, cultivating community relationships and strengthening community capacity. As a nonprofit hospital, community benefit also means that any net income is reinvested into facilities, technology and healthcare services to ensure that our facilities are up-to-date and our equipment and services are state-of-the-art. Finally, and most importantly, community benefit means providing medically necessary healthcare services for all patients, regardless of their financial ability to pay. As a nonprofit, tax-exempt hospital, it is our obligation to provide care for all who come to us.
In 2017, total community benefits provided—subsidized health services, financial assistance, community health improvement services and programs, cash and in-kind contributions to community groups, and health professionals education—totaled $26 million.
Community Grants and Sponsorships
Bozeman Health’s mission is to improve community health and quality of life. This is accomplished in part by supporting community-based organizations through grants and sponsorships. The Community Benefit Grant and Sponsorship process provides an opportunity to respond to requests from eligible organizations whose work is in alignment with Community Benefit priorities. Bozeman Health is limited to providing grants for organizations except under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.