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Conemaugh Nason 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 Blair and Bedford Counties 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 Tim Harclerode, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nason 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 Nason 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, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center added 12 providers in pathology, family medicine, heart care, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics; and made more than $830,000 in capital improvements, including anesthesia machines, urology equipment and a new chiller system.. Additionally, with the fundamental belief that everyone deserves high quality care regardless of their ability to pay, the hospital donated more than $2 million in health services to those in need.
Conemaugh Nason 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 nearly $20 million in salaries, wages and benefits for its more than 300 employees. The hospital also provided more than $112,000 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 Nason 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 $2.7 million it paid in local and state taxes, as well as its support for a number of local activities and organizations, including United Way of Blair County, Center for Organ Recovery and Education, and Healthy Blair County Coalition.
“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 Harclerode. “We are committed to further enhancing the many ways we serve and care for Blair and Bedford Counties and look forward to continuing our legacy of providing high quality care long into the future.”