The Johns Hopkins Hospital is in the process of preparing its FY2012 Community Benefit Report. In order to complete the report and comply with state regulations, all departments are required to submit data on their hospital-sponsored programs and activities that benefited the community during FY2012 no later than September 24th. Department-specific information should be submitted on the community benefit reporting website at http://cds.johnshopkins.edu/cbr.
Please ONLY include community benefit initiatives sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The website also contains information on the community benefit reporting process. Please seek instruction from your VP, Administrator or Director who received an official announcement from Mr. Ronald R. Peterson, President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.
FY2012 Community Benefit Guidelines and Definitions <--click here
Here are a few examples of activities that count towards Community Benefit:
Community health education outreach activities – health fairs, screenings, seminars and events
Community health services – health promotion/wellness programs, screenings, support groups, self-help programs, free clinics and mobile clinics
Health care support services – telephone information services, transport programs for patients and families (including cab vouchers)
Donation of medical/office supplies, equipment, meeting room overhead/space for community or nonprofit organizations, provision of parking vouchers for patients/families in need
Serving on a community committee/board on work time, blood drive (cost of employee time) and costs of organizing events such as walkathons and bike/running races (e.g., March of Dimes, JDRF, Komen Race for the Cure)
To determine whether a program or cost is a community benefit, as opposed to a routine service or marketing initiative, answer the following questions (If one or more of your answers is YES, please submit):
Does the activity address an identified community need?
Does the activity support an organization’s community-based mission?
Is the activity designed to improve health?
Does the activity produce a measurable community benefit?
Does the activity survive the “laugh” test (meaning it is not of a questionable nature that could jeopardize the credibility of the inventory)?
Does an activity require subsidization (meaning it results in a net financial loss after applying grants and other supplemental revenue)?
Do Not include Fringe when reporting Staff Costs. Our reporting team will calculate it for you.
Include expenses/costs paid by Grant Funding. Do Not include Grant Funding in Off-Setting Revenue
You can now edit and re-submit a previous year’s report for a new fiscal year
Service Area Zip Codes need to be reported
You can now include multiple cost centers, if applicable
If you have questions regarding the FY2012 Community Benefit Report for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, please contact Zakia Hospedales by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-614-2430 ext. 3. Past reports submitted to the Health Services Cost Review Commission can be obtained at http://www.hscrc.state.md.us/. Thank you for your assistance.