Texas Health Resources has released its fifth annual responsibility and sustainability report, aggregating information regarding Texas Health’s social responsibility programs and community health improvement initiatives in 2016.
According to Texas Health, the health system is one of few that “publicly details efforts toward long-term sustainability and social responsibility.” David Tesmer, the system’s senior vice president of community engagement and advocacy, said this helps build “accountability and transparency to enhance efforts to be good stewards of the resources with which we’re entrusted.”
In the new report, Texas Health noted its key strategic initiatives in 2016, including: collaborating with Aetna to create a new health plan company to deliver more affordable, high-quality, and better-coordinated care; identifying effective health interventions to treat people with Southwestern Health Resources; and, investing in tools, processes, and training to deliver care.
Texas Health also reported providing almost $864 million in charity care and community benefit for 2016, and supporting $2.2 million in grants and sponsorships for more than 300 nonprofits.
Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health, said in a statement: “We believe it is our social responsibility to improve the welfare of society through strategic community health initiatives, reliable access to care and innovation. We will continue to transform healthcare as we pursue our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.”
The full 2016 report can be viewed here.