Join us to Improve Community Benefits in the Central Valley

How would you invest in the health of your community? Growing up, I learned the importance of listening to my family, friends, and neighbors. When I was 5 years old, I remember sitting at the end of our driveway with…
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Pros, Cons of Two State Bills Dealing With Not-for-Profit Hospitals

California Healthline Lawmakers are debating two bills in the California Legislature dealing with community benefits provided by not-for-profit hospitals. SB 346, by state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), would establish accountability standards to measure the amount of community benefits provided by…
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Bay Area Hospitals Use Fuzzy Math on Community Benefits Reporting

Fierce Health Finance by Ron Shinkman Where have all the community benefits gone? That’s a question asked by the Berkeley, California-based Greenlining Institute, which recently examined how hospitals in San Francisco were expending their community benefits. Greenlining could not find much of…
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Greenlining, Hospitals, and Sunlight: Why Transparency Matters

It’s not easy to find a direct analogy that describes the work Greenlining has done to hold not-for-profit hospitals accountable to their community benefit promises. To most, these hospitals seem like the last institution you’d want to criticize, particularly in…
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Report: Calif. Hospitals’ Community Benefits Difficult To Determine

California Healthline It is difficult to determine how much not-for-profit hospitals in California spend on community benefits and what that funding is used for, according to a recent Greenlining Institute report, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. Details of Report The report specifically focused…
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New Report: Do Nonprofit SF Hospitals Keep Their Bargain with Taxpayers?

Sacramento Business Journal by Kathy Robertson Nonprofit hospitals in California give back millions a year in community benefits, but it’s tough to tell where the money goes, concludes a new report by The Greenlining Institute. Released Tuesday, the report by the Berkeley-based policy…
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