Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Community Benefit Impact

Mary Greeley Medical Center is a municipal, not-for-profit, multi-service hospital. The medical center receives no tax support. As a non-profit, Mary Greeley’s revenues are used to continually improve patient care through enhanced staff skills, technology and facilities. A portion of our revenues are annually reinvested in the communities we serve through health and wellness programs, sponsorships, and financial assistance. This reinvestment is referred to as Community Benefits.

In 2015, our Community Benefits totaled more than $26 million. This includes an approximately $11.5 million shortfall in Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement, $1 million in charity care, and $1.3 million written-off debt.

Here’s a look at just some of the programs supported by Mary Greeley’s Community Benefit Contributions:

Iowa Games, Special Olympics, United Way Day of Caring, Cancer clinical trials, Primary Health Clinic, Older Adult Services, Laboratory wellness screenings, Birthways childbirth education, Diabetes education, Senior Health Expo, Mary Greeley Mileage Club, Safe Sitter, Nursing education, Heartland Senior Services, American Heart Association Go Red for Women, American Cancer Association Relays for Life, Raising Readers, Ames Public Library, Area schools, Mary Greeley’s Guest House, Friendship Ark Homes, Life Is Bliss Dragon Boat Team, Youth and Shelter Services, Support groups, Health fairs, Food drives, AMOS, Story County Alliance for Philanthropy, Ames Soccer Club, Story City Rose Festival, Story City Scandinavian Days, Capt. Midnight’s Run for CF, Healthiest Ames, National Alliance for Mental Illness