How to tackle inequality in health care: What you need to know
By the time the news broke, the headline had been changed to “Greenville Health Care’s $200 million capital campaign” and the news coverage of the hospital’s announcement had been mostly negative.
But the hospital had made a big mistake.
It had underestimated the level of inequality in the hospital system, and underestimated the extent of the problem.
Greenville’s hospital was a $100 billion health care infrastructure in the United States, with a $200-million capital campaign to get it up to speed.
As of December 31, Greenville’s budget was $8.6 billion.
That’s $7.8 billion more than the hospital received in funding from the federal government, and a staggering $2.4 billion more on top of what it received from the state.
So, what did Greenville get for its capital campaign?
About $20 million more than it actually needed.
The hospital received $3.5 million in state funding to cover costs related to construction of a new $20-million hospital.
This funding was used to expand capacity, hire more staff, and improve the health care system in the community.
It also funded a new high-tech testing facility.
At a time when many communities are struggling with budget cuts, this money will allow Greenville to continue to make major investments to improve the quality of care for the people of the city.
The hospital also received $2 million to build a new medical clinic and an expansion of the Greenville Community Health Center.
A $200,000 contribution from the U.S. Treasury has allowed Greenville Health to get a $1.5 billion loan to help pay for the expansion.
And there was $3 million in additional federal funding to help Greenville build a public-private partnership to expand the hospital to 100% capacity.
What Greenville received from its $200 billion capital campaign wasn’t enough.
The city also needs to invest $3 billion in health system modernization, which is the key to addressing the health disparities in the city’s health system.
Because the hospital did not have enough money for its expansion, it was forced to borrow money from the Federal Reserve to pay for it.
Greenville also needs federal assistance to continue providing needed health care services to its residents.
And it needs more public-sector jobs, which Greenville doesn’t have.
These investments will ensure that Greenville stays on its path to becoming the healthiest city in the country, said Andrew C. D’Arcy, president and CEO of the United Hospital Foundation.
While the capital campaign was an important part of the campaign, it did not address the key challenges that face communities across the country that face inadequate access to quality care.
Many hospitals have been in a state of financial and staffing crisis, and it has been difficult for hospitals to maintain a high-performing workforce.
There are more than 300 hospitals in the U:S., and Greenville is the only one with a public health emergency.
Greenvilles residents face significant barriers to access to primary care.
For example, Greenvillers residents face a significant disparity in the health outcomes for some diseases.
They are less likely to get screened, have more people die from non-communicable diseases, and are more likely to die in hospital from noncommunicable disease.
Moreover, many communities with high poverty rates have not seen any improvement in access to affordable health care.
Greenvillings residents are among the lowest-income in the nation.
And there are no federal funding for Medicaid, which covers health care for people with disabilities.
This is why Greenville has been forced to rely on its own resources to keep its system up to date.
And Greenville needs to continue making investments in infrastructure and training to improve patient care.
These investments will improve the lives of residents and help bring about meaningful progress.
“Greenville is in the middle of a massive capital campaign that will help us to meet our commitment to invest in our people and their health, including our public health,” said Dr. Gary R. Fiske, president of the New York State Association of Hospitals.
“We have to make sure that our public hospitals and other health care facilities stay up to the challenges and challenges of the health system in this region.”
To learn more about the health and economic impact of inequality, go to: www.healthequality.org.