As a non-profit organization, we consider every service we provide at CHKD to be a benefit to the community. Specifically, community benefit refers to programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing in response to identified community needs.
Measuring and Meeting the Needs of our Children
Our Community Benefit
At CHKD, working to improve the lives of
our community's children is a twofold endeavor, deeply ingrained in our
mission, our history, and our daily work.
On one hand, we are the regional referral
center for pediatrics, trusted by parents and fellow providers alike to
offer the most advanced pediatric technology, training, and care. On
the other, we are the safety net provider for the children of our
region, assuming the financial responsibility of caring for all
children, knowing that we will never be fully reimbursed for many of the
services we provide.
In this section of our website, we give
you a closer look at some of the ways CHKD benefits our community and
improves the quality of life in our region by assessing pediatric
healthcare needs, caring for children, supporting parents, collaborating
with others and educating pediatric caregivers.
The programs and activities described
here also meet at least one of the following goals: improving access to
care, enhancing public health, advancing knowledge or relieving