Dear Health Care Stakeholder:
We're very pleased to report good news: the capacity of Central Texas to provide for the health of its citizens continues to improve.
This results not only from community commitments to health education and treatment in the Austin area, but also from the efforts of hundreds of organizations and thousands of people working to provide better care for our neighbors.
At St. David's Foundation, we are pleased to be an important part of these developments. For example, in recent months we committed nearly $9 million to create the first-ever local Mental Health Center to serve individuals in crisis. We also have provided significant emergency funding to help sustain Lone Star Circle of Care. And, most importantly, we granted more than $46 million in funding last year with a projected $50 million this year, to numerous non-profit organizations that are serving the health needs of our citizens.
All this is possible because of the community's utilization of St. David's HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers and other facilities, which provide the revenue that we return to the community. Our gifting and investment decisions are guided in part by what we learned this past year while conducting extensive Community Health Needs Assessments in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.
As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the St. David's system this year, and as we begin constructing a permanent office home in downtown Austin to support our expanding Foundation services, we invite you to learn more about our work through this annual report.
And, lastly, we thank you personally for all that you do to make Central Texas a healthier place in which to live.
The Foundation made an investment of more than $46 million to the community in 2013, serving more than 250,000 individuals at more than 60 partner agencies in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.
St. David's Dental Program, the largest mobile charity dental program in the country, travels to high-need schools and clinics in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. The program offers free dental screenings, sealants and acute care to people who would otherwise not have access to these services. Each of the fleet of nine vans are staffed by licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants and equipped with two dental exam rooms, digital x-rays and computer workstations.
More than 200 students are attending Texas colleges and universities thanks to the St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarship, funded by proceeds from Toast of the Town.
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Through a unique partnership, St. David's Foundation reinvests proceeds from St. David's HealthCare to more than 60 nonprofit grant recipients. Because of this partnership, St. David's HealthCare's impact goes beyond its 90 sites across Central Texas, which includes seven of the area's leading hospitals, a network of physician clinics, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and research and innovation institutes, including:
St. David's HealthCare is deeply invested in the future of health care. From its $930M investment since 1996 to expand and develop its facilities and to bring innovative technology to the region, to the hundreds of millions in uncompensated care, all 8,100 employees of St. David's HealthCare are ensuring that Central Texas can become the healthiest community in the world.
124 St. David's HealthCare employees serve as mentors to St. David's Neal Kocurek scholars
Six out of every ten babies born in Central Texas are born at a St. David's hospital
Amount paid in state and local taxes since 1996, contributing to the Central Texas economy
St. David's Foundation is proud to provide the resources to build a healthier community. Our strong financial base gives us the ability to give back to the community through agencies and programs that fulfill unmet health care needs.
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We consider it our mission to address these challenges so that all Central Texans have the opportunity to live longer and stronger. For more information about the Foundation, visit stdavidsfoundation.org.