The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
As the leading nonprofit provider of health care in every community we serve, Banner Health is deeply committed to our mission: "Making health care easier, so life can be better."
As a nonprofit, Banner Health exists to provide health care services to the communities we serve, rather than generate profits. That means that every dollar we earn is reinvested into:
New hospital beds
New or expanding patient care services
New physician services
Maintaining existing equipment and facilities
Paying employees’ salaries.
Banner also provides more than $153 million in charity care through our Financial Assistance Program.
In addition, we subsidize the medical education costs for hundreds of medical residents (physicians in training), the majority of whom will stay in Arizona and Colorado, where they trained.
Additionally, Banner provides important, free services like the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center Hotline, health information provided by registered nurses through our Banner Health Call Center, and school-based health centers for kids in economically challenged areas.
Clinics throughout the Banner Health system also help the working uninsured or under-insured by providing care at a reduced or sliding-fee basis (based on income).