Amid the uncertainty in the industry, hospitals remain the major centers of American health care. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35.1 million people were discharged from inpatient care at non-federal hospitals in 2010. There were more than 100 million outpatient department visits and almost 130 million visits to emergency departments.
The opinions regarding the effect ACA may have on health care institutions vary. On the one hand, many hospitals will now be rewarded more for the quality of care, than for the volume of patients they treat. On the other, they may treat patients in a more universal way, with successful outcomes the most important measure of a hospital’s performance. Either of these scenarios leaves the hospital or system with a growing revenue gap.
As this transition occurs, hospitals and health systems are striving to identify new and creative revenue sources. Through strategic investments in philanthropy, hospital and health system foundations have the opportunity to help close this gap by becoming an increasingly effective and impactful revenue source.
Not long ago, Campbell & Company held a comprehensive webinar series titled Growing for the Future: Healthcare Fundraising in an Uncertain Environment. Some of the key discussion points included:
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