Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Launches Annual Report Website - Nov. 14, 2012 - Ascension Wisconsin

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Published on November 14, 2012

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Launches Annual Report Website

Media Contact: Anne Ballentine, 414-465-3605, anne.ballentine@wfhc.org

Milwaukee, WI – Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s 2012 Annual Report is now available for viewing on www.WheatonAnnualReport.org. The website features financial highlights, community benefit contributions, and a series of short videos about patients and housing ministry residents. Information is also included on how the organization is addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, supporting healthy lifestyles, and improving quality of life in the communities Wheaton serves.

In fiscal year 2012, Wheaton provided nearly $158 million in charitable benefit to the community, including nearly $38 million in charity care. In Southeast Wisconsin, Wheaton’s community benefit totaled more than $126 million including more than $31 million in charity care.

“Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is excited to share this year’s annual report in a new and engaging way. I hope everyone who views the website will be touched and inspired by the work we are doing to make our communities stronger, healthier, and better,” said John D. Oliverio, President and Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to providing charity care and covering the shortfall from government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid, Wheaton in Southeast Wisconsin provided more than $80 million in care to the elderly that was not reimbursed by Medicare. The gap in Medicare reimbursement was not included in accordance with the Catholic Health Association Community Benefit Reporting Guidelines.

The complete report can be downloaded from the Annual Report website. For more information, contact Anne Ballentine, Vice President of Communication & Public Relations, at 414-465-3605.