What is a Community Benefit?

Community benefit includes activities that are intended to address community needs and priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement of health status, including:

  • Health services provided to vulnerable or underserved populations
  • Financial or in-kind support of public health programs
  • Donations of funds, property or other resources that contribute to a community priority
  • Health care cost containment activities
  • Health education, screening and prevention services

Annually, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab) submits a report to the state of Maryland, which details the amount and type of community benefit programs provided by the hospital. This report summarizes the broad range of health and support activities we offer to meet the needs of the community.

UM Rehab submits community benefit information to the federal government annually on its IRS Form 990, Schedule H.

With a mission to deliver innovative, high-quality and cost-effective rehabilitation and surgical services to disabled adults in the community and region, UM Rehab touches thousands of lives across Maryland each year.

In summary for Fiscal Year 2019:

  • $12,615,072 (net community benefit) by UM Rehab