Central Carolina Hospital Publishes Annual Community Benefit Report

August 24, 2020

(Sanford, NC – August 24, 2020) – Central Carolina Hospital (CCH) today published its annual community benefit report for the 2019 calendar year. The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to the community and illustrates the many ways the organization invests in the region’s physical and economic health. 

“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier is deeply rooted in all that we do,” says Spencer Thomas, chief executive officer (CEO) of Central Carolina Hospital. “We are proud to contribute to the health and vitality of our community by providing quality care close to home and creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.” 

CCH’s 2019 report highlights the organization’s continued commitment to providing high quality healthcare through the recruitment of highly skilled and trained providers to practice in the community, as well as ongoing investments in new technology and facility improvements to ensure that the evolving healthcare needs of the community are being met. In 2019 alone, CCH added 58 providers, including telemedicine and short term providers; and made more than $4.3 million in capital improvements, including new operating room tables and flooring, new ambulances, pharmacy Omnicell med-stations, and IT integration. Additionally, with the fundamental belief that everyone deserves high quality care regardless of their ability to pay, the hospital donated nearly $50 million in health services to those in need. 

Central Carolina Hospital is dedicated to ensuring that its facilities are places where the contributions and talents of its providers and employees are recognized and valued. To that end, the hospital distributed nearly $39 million in salaries, wages and benefits for its more than 600 employees. 

The positive impact of Central Carolina Hospital reaches beyond hospital walls and into the community in a number of key ways, as reflected on this year’s report. The organization’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and the economic well-being of the community is demonstrated by the more than $5 million it paid in local and state taxes, as well as its support for a number of local activities and organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, CCCC Foundation, The Salvation Army, Lee County Schools, Bread of Life Ministries, The Kay Yow Foundation, and more. 

“We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful community, and we are incredibly grateful that our neighbors trust us with their healthcare needs,” said Thomas (CEO). “We are committed to further enhancing the many ways we serve and care for our community and look forward to continuing our legacy of providing high quality care long into the future.”  

Central Carolina Hospital’s complete 2019 community benefit report is available at CentralCarolinaHosp.com under Community Health.