Raleigh General Hospital Publishes 2021 Community Benefit Report
July 19, 2022
Report outlines hospital’s continued impact on health and well-being of Beckley
(Beckley, W.Va. – July 19, 2022) – Raleigh General Hospital published its community benefit report for the 2021 calendar year today. This yearly report outlines specific ways the hospital is positively contributing to Southern West Virginia and spotlights the various ways it is working to support the health and well-being of the community it calls home – an investment which has become increasingly essential in recent years.
“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier has always been a fundamental part of succeeding as a community leader in Raleigh County,” says Simon Ratliff, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Raleigh General Hospital. “Being part of LifePoint Health, a growing diversified healthcare delivery network, allows us to continue to uphold our legacy of care and community leadership, and cultivate an environment where people choose to come for care. We accomplished this thanks in no small part to the hard work and dedication of our remarkable team of providers, employees and volunteers, and the support of those we serve.”
Raleigh General Hospital’s 2021 community benefit report highlights its continued efforts to meet the growing healthcare needs of its community through welcoming new providers, adding and expanding service lines and continually investing in its facilities and healthcare technology. For example, in 2021, Raleigh General added 47 providers in general surgery, podiatry, cardiology, and neurology; and made more than $4.2 million in capital improvements, including renovations to our cath lab, our pharmacy, and a new medicine management system.
Additionally, Raleigh General made a donation of nearly $18 million in health services to those in need, demonstrating its continuous commitment to ensuring everyone has access to care, regardless of their ability to pay.
Raleigh General is also devoted to creating environments where providers want to practice and employees want to work. In 2021, the hospital distributed more than $87 million in salaries, wages and benefits for its more than 900 employees, and contributed more than $1 million in professional development and tuition assistance so all its employees can have the opportunity to learn, grow and improve the care they provide their patients.
This year’s annual report also showcases several examples of how Raleigh General Hospital is continually seeking ways to make a positive impact in the communities it serves, extending far beyond the physical walls of its facilities. Last year, the organization paid $12 million in local and state taxes, displaying its commitment to fiscal responsibility in an effort to boost Raleigh County’s economic well-being. The hospital is also honored to continue its support of local activities and organizations that contributes to making the community healthier, including Active Southern West Virginia, Hospice of Southern West Virginia/Bowers Hospice House, Just for Kids, Mountaineer Youth Sports, the United Way of Southern West Virginia, and the YMCA.
“We are proud to call Beckley our home and feel truly privileged to contribute to its well-being,” said Ratliff. “We are also incredibly grateful for and inspired by the support our communities have shown us in recent years. As we consider the future of Raleigh General, we are so excited to continue improving the way we serve our neighbors and communities.”
Raleigh General Hospital’s complete 2021 community benefit report is available here.