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Raleigh General Hospital Publishes Annual Community Benefit Report
August 11, 2020
Beckley, W.Va. (Aug. 11 2020) – Raleigh General Hospital 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 Beckley community 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 Matt Roberts, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Raleigh General Hospital. “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.”
Raleigh General Hospital’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, Raleigh General Hospital added 49 providers in a number for specialties; and made nearly $4 million in capital improvements, including new anesthesia machines, robotic surgery technology, a new roof for our emergency department and other facility improvements. Additionally, with the fundamental belief that everyone deserves high quality care regardless of their ability to pay, the hospital donated nearly $20 million in health services to those in need.
Raleigh General Hospital 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 $73 million in salaries, wages and benefits for its more than 1,030 employees. The hospital also provided more than $372,000 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 Raleigh General Hospital 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 $12 million it paid in local and state taxes, as well as its support for a number of local activities and organizations, including Active Southern West Virginia, Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice of Southern West Virginia, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of Police, Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming County Schools, The United Way, Women’s Resource Center, YMCA, and others.
“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 Roberts. “We are committed to further enhancing the many ways we serve and care for Beckley and the surrounding areas and look forward to continuing our legacy of providing high quality care long into the future.”
Raleigh General Hospital’s complete 2019 community benefit report is available here.
About Raleigh General Hospital
A part of LifePoint Health®, Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginia’s leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The acute care hospital offers a full range of services including trauma, obstetrics, advanced imaging, lithotripsy, interventional cardiac care, oncology, emergency, gastroenterology, and advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine services. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: general, orthopedic, vascular, spine, gynecology, ENT and podiatry. Each year, the hospital admits over 10,000 patients, delivers about 1,100 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its emergency department. Approximately 3,500 inpatient surgeries, 8,000 outpatient surgeries and 4,500 endoscopies are performed annually. To learn more about Raleigh General Hospital, visit http://www.raleighgeneral.com.