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Community Benefit

Jean Paik, RN talks about what it means to be an Jefferson Health – Abington employee while serving the local community.

Our Mission

We Improve Lives.

About Jefferson Health – Abington

Jefferson Health – Abington is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Jefferson Abington Hospital, in Abington and Jefferson Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. Our entities also include convenient outpatient facilities, Jefferson Health – Blue Bell, Jefferson Health – Elkins Park, Jefferson Health – Horsham, Jefferson Health – Lower Gwynedd, Jefferson Health – Montgomeryville in North Wales, Jefferson Health – Willow Grove, and Jefferson Health – Warminster in Bucks County, as well an urgent care center in Flourtown. Together, these facilities serve more than 39,000 inpatients, 134,000 emergency patients and over 653,000 outpatient visits annually.

Also included is Abington Health Physicians, a network of employed primary care and specialty physicians. All told, the medical staffs at the two hospitals consist of more than 1,400 primary care physicians and medical, surgical and dental specialists, as well as over 125 physicians-in-training within five residency programs.

Jefferson Health – Abington employs more than 6,000 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.

Jefferson Health – Abington provides access to public comment. Please email your comments to and we will reply to you within three business days. A paper copy of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report is available for public inspection upon request and without charge at Jefferson Abington Hospital and Jefferson Lansdale Hospital by contacting the Public Relations Department.

Community Benefit: Our Commitment to Our Communities

Jefferson Health – Abington and its two hospitals, Jefferson Abington Hospital and Jefferson Lansdale Hospital, are nonprofit, 501©3 tax exempt healthcare organizations. As a tax exempt organization, Jefferson Health – Abington fulfills its responsibility to the community through programs or activities that provide care and treatment and promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. Jefferson Health – Abington’s Community Benefit Reports include information about the contribution made to the communities it serves, including charity care, education of health professionals, subsidized health services, prevention and screening programs, research, and in-kind services and grants. We also include information about programs and services offered in partnership with community agencies and organizations that make a significant difference in meeting the healthcare needs of the vulnerable and underserved individuals in our community.

Defining Community Benefit

Community Benefit is more than charity care. While it does include charity care and other means-tested program shortfalls, Community Benefit refers to a wide range of activities designed to improve or sustain good health for community residents. Generally, Community Benefit meets at least one of the following objectives: improving access to health services; enhancing public health, advancing knowledge and relieving government burden. Jefferson Health – Abington takes its role in meeting the health needs of the community seriously, and works to address all of these areas everyday.

Jefferson Health – Abington’s Financial Assistance Program

Guided by its mission and vision, Jefferson Health – Abington maintains a generous financial assistance policy. Consequently, many services are provided without charge or at amounts less than its established rates for patients who are unable to pay. Visit Jefferson Health – Abington’s Financial Assistance Program webpage for more information.

Ensuring Access to Care

Community members who do not have the financial means to access care through a private physician office can take advantage of several clinics and services throughout the Jefferson Health – Abington network. In addition to maintaining emergency services 24/7 at each of the hospitals, centers offering primary and specialty care, dental services, prenatal and obstetrical programs, and newborn care all are available for patients throughout the service area. Outpatient psychiatric services provide comprehensive evaluations, medication management and therapy for children, adults and adolescents. For details regarding clinic programs, and their locations, visit the Jefferson Health – Abington Clinics webpage.

We invite you to read more detailed reports of community benefit activity at each of our hospitals by clicking on the links below. Or, for a full review of the FY2014 990 filings visit

Jefferson Health – Abington
FY 2020 Community Benefit Report