Haywood Regional Medical Center Publishes 2021 Community Benefit Report
July 18, 2022
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) published its community benefit report for the 2021 calendar year today. This yearly report outlines specific ways the hospital is positively contributing to Haywood County and spotlights the various ways it is working to support the health and well-being of the community it calls home – an investment which has become increasingly essential in recent years.
“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier has always been a fundamental part of succeeding as a community leader in our region,” says Greg Caples, chief executive officer (CEO) of HRMC. “Being part of LifePoint Health, a growing diversified healthcare delivery network, allows us to continue to uphold our legacy of care and community leadership, and cultivate an environment where people choose to come for care. We accomplished this thanks in no small part to the hard work and dedication of our remarkable team of providers, employees and volunteers, and the support of those we serve.”
HRMC’s 2021 community benefit report highlights its continued efforts to meet the growing healthcare needs of its community through welcoming new providers, expanding service lines and continually investing in its facilities and healthcare technology. For example, in 2021, HRMC added 108 providers in family medicine, gastroenterology, orthopedics and spine, urology, teleneurology, telestroke and telepsychiatry; and made more than $3.5 million in capital improvements, including new OR microscope, a digital mobile C-Arm for radiology services and an air handler unit control upgrade.
Additionally, HRMC provided more than $25.6 million in health services to those in need, demonstrating its continuous commitment to ensuring everyone has access to care, regardless of their ability to pay.
HRMC is also devoted to creating environments where providers want to practice and employees want to work. In 2021, the hospital distributed more than $64,794,038 in salaries, wages and benefits for its approximately 800 employees, and contributed more than $56,132 in professional development and $130,940 in tuition assistance so all its employees can have the opportunity to learn, grow and improve the care they provide their patients.
This year’s annual report also showcases several examples of how HRMC is continually seeking ways to make a positive impact in the communities it serves, extending far beyond the physical walls of its facilities. Last year, the organization paid $7,510,097 in local and state taxes, displaying its commitment to fiscal responsibility in an effort to boost the region’s economic well-being. The hospital is also honored to continue its support of local activities and organizations that contributes to making the community healthier, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Kitchen, Haywood County Schools Foundation, Haywood Pathways, Haywood Waterways Association, Kiwanis Club of Waynesville, and the Power of Pink.
“We are proud to call Haywood County our home and feel truly privileged to contribute to its well-being,” said Caples. “We are also incredibly grateful for and inspired by the support our communities have shown us in recent years. As we consider the future of HRMC, we are so excited to continue improving the way we serve our neighbors and communities.”
HRMC’s complete 2021 community benefit report is available here.