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. 

2015 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 that provide tangible benefits to the community and improve the health of its residents. Marin General Hospital follows the IRS guidelines for reporting the economic value of its community benefits contributions.

During fiscal year 2015, Marin General Hospital made more than $50 million in community benefit contributions. Marin General Hospital spent 11 percent of its total annual operating expenses on programs and services for the poor and underserved and 15 percent of its annual operating expenses for community benefits.

Marin General Hospital’s primary community benefit goal is access to health care. MGH absorbs more than $2 million in charity care costs where no reimbursement is received and more than $31 million in Medi-Cal shortfall, which is the difference between what Medi-Cal reimburses Marin General Hospital for care to beneficiaries and the actual cost of providing the care.

As part of our commitment to access to care in the community, Marin General Hospital also supports primary care and specialty care services for the uninsured provided by the Marin Healthcare District Medical Care Centers (Cardiovascular Center of Marin, Marin Endocrine Center, Marin Internal Medicine, 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.

Marin General Hospital partners with community-based organizations to increase the number of individuals who receive primary health care 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 health care; and transition to stable housing to maintain their health and wellness. In 2015, grants were awarded to the following community based organizations:

  • Coastal Health Alliance
  • Community Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Homeward Bound of Marin
  • Marin City Health & Wellness Center
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • Marin Senior Coordinating Council (Whistlestop)
  • Ritter Center
  • RotaCare San Rafael
  • Slide Ranch

View the complete 2015 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.

Apply for a Community Benefit Grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant. The window to apply for 2017 grants is now closed. The period for submissions ran from August 22 to September 30, 2016.