In FY20, the institution invested $231.5 million in unreimbursed charity care, under-reimbursement from caring for patients insured by Medicaid, and community benefit programs, an increase of more than 27% over the previous year.
Charity care, losses due to Medicaid reimbursement below cost of services and other uncompensated costs: $168.6 million
Resident and fellow training: $23.5 million
Family support and interpretation services: $9.6 million
Research funding, net of Grants and Philanthropic Support: $20.0 million
Community clinic support: $3.4 million
Child advocacy programs: $6.4 million
Total community investment: $231.5 million
Philanthropic support is essential to Lurie Children’s in order to provide the highest quality, family–centered pediatric care and research for children. Lurie Children’s Foundation partners with individual, families, foundations and corporations to raise important funds to sustain and advance the programs, services, technology and recruitment needs of Lurie Children’s and help the hospital care for more than 200,000 children annually.