Paoli Hospital is committed to making sure that the most advanced and
compassionate health care will always be here when our community needs
it. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely directly on private
support to fulfill this commitment. Philanthropy has been at the very
heart of our hospital from the beginning. Without it, we would not have
been able to evolve into the organization we are today—nor can we become
the organization we must be for tomorrow.
Increasing Demand for Care
In the past five years alone, the number of admissions to Paoli Hospital
has risen by 29 percent, visits to the Emergency Department have
increased by 36 percent, the surgeries performed rose by 25 percent, and
the number of births increased by a remarkable 98 percent. In addition,
from 2006 through 2015, the population within the Hospital's service
area is expected to increase by over 7.5 percent annually, one of the
fastest growing rates in the state.
Challenges in the Health Care Sector
Like other health care organizations, Paoli Hospital faces serious
declining reimbursements, shortages of critical caregivers (physicians,
nurses, pharmacists, and technicians), and medical liability cost
increases. Continuing advances in medical treatments and technology
require the hospital to make ongoing investments in new equipment and
training. Private support is essential if we are to continue delivering
first-rate health care for tens of thousands of our neighbors.
A Commitment to Access
Paoli Hospital also provides health care for patients who lack health
insurance or do not otherwise have the ability to pay for services. In
cases of emergency medical needs, we provide care to all patients
regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. For non-emergency
care, it is our policy to provide free or discounted care for
medically-necessary services to those who meet eligibility requirements
and live in our service area.
For more information contact Christine De Bonis, Executive Director
of Development, at 484.565.1385 or DeBonisC@mlhs.org.
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Paoli, PA 19301
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