As an independent district hospital, Marin General Hospital is fully committed to serving the health care needs of the surrounding community. In addition to being the county’s only full-service acute care facility, we give extensive charitable resources to benefit the community through access to care, education, prevention and support programs, and more. 

2016 Community Benefit

Community benefit is a term used to describe the many health programs and medical services supported totally or in part by Marin General Hospital (MGH) that provide tangible benefits to the community and improve the health of its residents. MGH follows IRS guidelines for reporting the economic value of its community benefits contributions. Hospital community benefit funding for 2016 (January 2016 – December 2016) is summarized in the table on the following page. 

Marin General Hospital’s (MGH) primary community benefit goal is access to healthcare. MGH absorbs more than $2 million in charity care costs where no reimbursement is received and more than $32 million in Medi-Cal and other programmatic shortfall, which is the difference between what MGH is reimbursed for care to beneficiaries and the actual cost of providing that care. During calendar year 2016, Marin General Hospital made more than $51.4 million in community benefit contributions. Fourteen percent of the annual operating expenses for Marin General Hospital was spent on community benefits. $50.5 million (98%) of the total community benefit contributions helped to increase access to care and provide direct patient care to our community. The remainder was allocated for community building, community benefit operations, and other health improvement services. 

As part of our commitment to access to care in the community, MGH also supports primary care and specialty care services for the uninsured provided by Marin Healthcare District’s 1206(B) Clinics (Bon Air Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center of Marin, Marin Endocrine Center, Marin Internal Medicine, North Bay Family Medicine, North Bay Rheumatology, North Bay Urology, North Marin Internal Medicine, San Rafael Medical Center, Sirona Vascular Center, Tamalpais Internal Medicine, West Marin Medical Center) and Prima Medical Foundation. These contributions are included above as Financial and In-kind expenses. In 2016, the 1206(B) clinics served 3,091 low-income patients over 10,305 visits, including Medi-Cal and Charity Care patients. 

Marin General Hospital partners with community-based organizations to increase the number of individuals who receive primary healthcare services and other health related services that help them manage chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension; access ambulatory care services such as dental and mental healthcare; and transition to stable housing to maintain their health and wellness.

During 2016, Marin General Hospital made eleven grants to other nonprofit organizations in Marin County, totaling $556,000 to the following organizations:

  • Coastal Health Alliance
  • Community Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Homeward Bound of Marin
  • Marin Center for Independent Living
  • Marin City Health & Wellness
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • Med Share
  • Operation Access
  • Ritter Center
  • RotaCare San Rafael
  • Senior Access

View the complete 2016 Community Benefit Report for the full details. 

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

In 2016, Marin General Hospital completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and 2017-2019 Implementation Strategy Work Plan Report. Both documents were approved by the Board of Directors (CHNA on August 2, 2016, and the Work Plan Report on December 6, 2016). To request a hard copy of the documents or if you would like to share any feedback/comments please email us.