443939-Community Benefit Report 2013 - page 28-29

Community Benefit/Community Building
Spotlight
St.Vincent Clay Rural and Urban Access to
HealthConnectsCommunitywithResources
As part of its commitment to 100% access,
St.Vincent Clay is one of eight St.Vincent Health
ministries that participate in Rural and Urban
Access toHealth(RUAH),acommunity-basedcare
coordinationprogram. Effective care coordination
provides a strategy for addressing certain social
determinants of health by assuring barriers to
care are addressed and individuals are connected
to critical prevention and treatment services.
Central to the program is a health access worker
whose role is to connect the hospital to the
communitybyhelpingindividualsaddressbarriers
to health care, and referring them to other local
resources as needed. The health access worker
assists individuals with finding a medical home;
applying for public programs such as Medicaid,
food stamps, and the Healthy Indiana Plan; and
in assessing needs so referrals can be made for
other forms of community-based assistance. The
healthaccessworkeralsoadvocates forclientswith
serviceproviders and serves as a systemnavigator.
RUAHoutcomesaremeasuredusing thePathways
Model with 5 defined pathways/protocols
(enrollment, medical home, pregnancy, medical
referral and social services) as ameansof tracking
interventions and improving accountability for
contributing to positive, measurable changes in
patients’ lives. During fiscal year 2013, the health
accessworkeropened884pathwaysandcompleted
794 pathways. In addition to care coordination,
RUAHassistspatientswhomeet incomeguidelines
in obtaining free or reduced-cost prescription
drugs. St.Vincent Clay Hospital employs one
medication access coordinator who works with a
sophisticated and continually-updated database
to track eligibility and requirements that vary by
pharmaceuticalcompanyandmedication.In2013,
themedication access coordinator helpedpatients
obtain a total of 254 medications for which the
averagewholesaleprice totaled$265,930.
St.VincentClayHospital is a25-bed
acutecare facility serving the residents
of ClayCounty. Designatedas acritical
accesshospital, St.VincentClayprovides
a full rangeof healthcare services
includingorthopedics, diabetes care,
gastroenterology, emergencymedicine,
laboratory, rehabilitation therapy, radiology,
respiratorycare, and surgery. St.Vincent
Clayalsomaintains a24-hour, physician-
staffedemergencydepartment.
SelectedCommunity Benefit/Community
Building Initiatives
HealthCareers Vocational Instruction
St.Vincent Clay Hospital associates provide
instruction for the Vocational Health Careers
courseoffered throughClayCommunity Schools.
Studentshave theopportunity toexploreanumber
of health-related disciplines, learn associated
entry level skills, and compare the educational
requirements, credentialingand jobopportunities
of eachwith their personal abilities and interests
as ameans tomaking informed career choices.
Athletic Training
St.Vincent Clay Hospital maintains a close
relationship with Northview High School. As
part of that partnership, the hospital pays for a
full-time athletic trainer who assists athletes in
achieving their optimum sports performance by
recommending and monitoring proper training
routines, preventing injuries, and providing
immediate care, treatment and rehabilitationafter
athletic trauma.
YMCAPartnership
St.Vincent Clay Hospital financially supports
the YMCA of Clay County, which believes that
puttingChristianprinciples intopractice through
programs that build healthy spirits, minds
and bodies will result in a stronger, healthier
community.
CommunityHealthNeeds Assessment and
Implementation Strategies
During fiscal year 2013, St.Vincent Clay Hospital
conductedaCommunityHealthNeedsAssessment
and approved implementation strategies to
address priorities. Additional information
about this process is found in the
Planning and
Developing Community Health Needs Assessments
and Implementation Strategies
sectionof this report.
These reports areavailable for viewanddownload
at:
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2014-2016Priorities:
Total Financial Commitment
Financial Assistance (CharityCare)
$1,503,483
GovernmentMeans-TestedHealthCare
$1,764,493
AdditionalCommunityBenefitServices for thePoorandVulnerable $48,800
CommunityBenefit Services for theBroader Community
$80,799
Total CommunityBenefit
$3,397,575*
CommunityBuilding
$47,240
Total
$3,444,815
*Note that in keepingwith the conservative approachof theCatholicHealth
Association, Medicare shortfall is not included as communitybenefit.
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