Union Hospital exists to serve our patients with compassionate healthcare of the highest quality.
Union Hospital, Union Hospital Clinton, and our network of primary care physicians join together to provide comprehensive care to residents of west central Indiana and eastern Illinois. Our facilities include two hospitals, 24 primary care physicians and six hospitalists.
As a not-for-profit healthcare system, we are committed to providing advanced, quality healthcare to our communities. Since our beginnings in 1892, we have continued to improve and expand our services, facilities and the skills of our employees to provide care to all residents of the Wabash Valley, regardless of their ability to pay.
Union Hospital's unique and vital role:
- Union is a teaching hospital providing education and training to family medicine physicians, medical students, nursing students, pharmacy residents and other allied health professionals.
- In 2011, $33.2 million in charity care was provided with additional $42 million in patient bad debt for a total of $75.2 million in uncompensated care.
- In addition, Union Hospital provided $2.5 million in community health education and $5.2 million in community programs and services.
- 2011 was another landmark year for Union Hospital providing a total of $78.2 million (at cost) in total community benefits.
- Being not-for-profit means:
- All excess revenues are reinvested in the community
- Providing state-of-the-art services such as Level III NICU, electrophysiology, diagnostic imaging
- Meeting the needs of our rural residents: Lugar Center for Rural Health, TeleMedicine, Clay City Center for Family Medicine and Union Hospital Clinton.
- Providing care to those in need: St. Ann Clinic, support groups, RTS Bereavement Services and much more.
The Facts about Property Taxes:
- Union is only exempt from taxes for property on which hospital-based patient care services are provided.
- Union Hospital paid a total of $730,216 in property taxes in 2011.
- Union has sold exempt properties to for-profit entities who now pay taxes on those properties.
- Over 350 physicians choose to have privileges at Union Hospital.