Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001


2015 Community Benefit Report (PDF)

Every minute of every day, someone enters a community hospital, in need of assistance. Some are fortunate to have health insurance and find that most of the cost of care is covered. Others are not as fortunate and face both physical and financial hardship. Regardless of their personal or financial circumstances, they have come to the right place. Fear of a bill should never prevent a patient from seeking care. Whether it is providing financial assistance to patients with limited resources through charity care programs, or improving access to essential or primary healthcare services by sponsoring free medical and dental clinics, hospitals provide a safety net of care in the communities we serve.

Without that care in place, state and local governments would have a much greater burden in trying to deliver these critical services to a vulnerable population. In addition, hospitals deliver millions of dollars of services aimed at improving the overall health of our communities, partnering with public health departments and other local organizations to provide leadership, financial support and human resources in identifying and addressing community health priorities.

In all, Fort HealthCare provided more than $1.25 million in uncompensated charity care and $6.28 million in unreimbursed Medicaid last fiscal year, impacting multiple people in the communities we serve. Included in FY 2015 Community Benefit Report: Creating Well Communities document are the stories behind the statistics. We hope these will demonstrate in a very real way our mission to Improve the Health and Well-being of Our Community.

A few examples of programs and services Fort HealthCare supports are:

The Rock River Free Clinic
The Community Dental Clinic
Rainbow Hospice Care
Paramedic Intercept program
Tomorrow’s Hope wellness activities website
Employer and Community Health Challenges like the Slimdown Challenge and Rock the Walk
Boys & Girls Club
Jefferson County Clean Sweep
Area Farmer’s Markets
Community Health Coalitions
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
Camp 911
PEP Rally

Please click on the Community Benefit Report link shown above and read about Fort HealthCare’s most recent charitable activities.

Stories Behind the Statistics

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program launches; A Fort HealthCare and PADA partnership
Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge
Rock the Walk Challenged Local Residents and Workers to Get Their Steps
Diabetes Day indoor walk event at Fort HealthCare
Healthcare Innovation Grants provide funding for community wellness improvement
Live Well programming helps underserved population know their numbers
Dane County Honor Guard recognizes Fort HealthCare
Second Annual Camp 911 a Success at Fort HealthCare
PEP Rally teaches Luther Students about health and wellness
Mammogram Campaign Targets Busy, Low-Income Women
Support Groups Help The Healing Process
Paramedic Intercept Program
Free Community Care Clinic
Fort HealthCare’s free mammogram campaign benefits community
Fort HealthCare tackles diabetes with free classes and screenings
Fort HealthCare offers free and low cost heart care programs
Fort HealthCare Reaches Out to Community Caregivers with Respite Services
A special individual helps the Rock River Free Clinic come alive