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Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center today published its annual community benefit report for the 2019 calendar year. The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to the Southern Somerset County and illustrates the many ways the organization invests in the region’s physical and economic health.
“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier is deeply rooted in all that we do,” says Heather Smith, chief executive officer (CEO) of Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center. “We are proud to contribute to the health and vitality of our community by providing quality care close to home and creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.”
Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center’s 2019 report highlights the organization’s continued commitment to providing high quality healthcare through the recruitment of highly skilled and trained providers to practice in the community, as well as ongoing investments in new technology and facility improvements to ensure that the evolving healthcare needs of the community are being met. In 2019 alone, Meyersdale Medical Center added 23 providers in heart care, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology and behavioral health; and made more than $1.1 million in capital improvements, including 3D mammography, outpatient behavioral health for seniors, air handling unit replacement, cardiovascular ultrasound equipment and more. Additionally, with the fundamental belief that everyone deserves high quality care regardless of their ability to pay, the hospital donated more than $580,000 in health services to those in need
Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center is dedicated to ensuring that its facilities are places where the contributions and talents of its providers and employees are recognized and valued. To that end, the hospital distributed more than $6 million in salaries, wages and benefits for its approximately 122 employees. The hospital also provided more than $11,000 in professional development and tuition assistance to enable its staff to continue to grow in expertise and experience and enhance the level of care available to the community.
The positive impact of Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center reaches beyond hospital walls and into the community in a number of key ways, as reflected on this year’s report. The organization’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and the economic well-being of the community is demonstrated by the more than $537,000 it paid in local and state taxes, as well as its support for a number of local activities and organizations, including American Cancer Society, Center for Organ Recovery and Education, Meyersdale Ambulance Association, United Way of the Laurel Highlands.“We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful community, and we are incredibly grateful that our neighbors trust us with their healthcare needs,” said Smith. “We are committed to further enhancing the many ways we serve and care for Meyersdale and the surrounding communities and look forward to continuing our legacy of providing high quality care long into the future.”