Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Patrick O’Donnell, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health, presented the fiscal year 2016 annual report at Chambersburg Hospital’s and Waynesboro Hospital’s Board of Directors Annual Meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

O’Donnell addressed the board members and those in attendance expressing his gratitude for all the health system has been able to accomplish over the past 12 months, including a focus on a culture of safety among employees and a commitment to offering quality care for the community.

“In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to say how thankful I am to our board, our volunteers, our staff, and our providers.  Because of your commitment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year we are able to be here for our community.  I know that if someone, including my own family needs our care, we are here for them,” O’Donnell said.

That commitment is outlined in the report, which is titled “We’re here for you,” a theme O’Donnell says is very true to the spirit of Summit Health’s purpose in the Franklin County Community.

“Our continuous efforts are improving lives.  We are not only helping those around us when they are sick or injured and need it most, but are giving community members the knowledge and tools that will help them be well and healthy,” he explained.  “Being part of an organization that strives for excellence every day and in every way as we care for our friends and neighbors is our greatest honor.”

Summit Health reported revenue of $472 million for fiscal year 2015-16 in their 2016 annual report and increased admissions to its hospitals, visits to affiliated physician practices, surgeries performed, and babies delivered. 

Summit Health invested more than $48.5 million into the community. Of that, $32 million was invested in charity care, or care provided to patients unable to pay. The report, released November 22 outlines many of the health system’s community benefit programs and awards.