With a poor health care ranking of 44th in the nation*, Oklahoma has tremendous health care needs that remain unmet and nearly 700,000 adults and children in the state are uninsured or underinsured.** As the leading health care provider in northeastern Oklahoma, Saint Francis Health System strives to meet its responsibility to provide care and access to the community and to plan for the needs of the generations to come. For that reason, The William K. Warren Foundation continues its support of the health system in order to improve the physical and spiritual well-being of our fellow Oklahomans.
*American Community Survey, 2012
**United Health Foundation, 2013
Oklahoma lawmakers turned against Medicaid Expansion in the face of a needy population and a per capita shortage of primary care physicians*. Improving health is a challenge without access to care.
***48th in the USA: United Health Foundation, 2013
Saint Francis Health System delivered $66,027,221 in community benefit in 2013 alone.* Most of this community benefit was for charity care ($43,455,889) and uncompensated care related to the treatment of low-income Medicaid patients ($14,897,710). Its Warren Clinic primary care and specialty physician group expanded to 315 physicians in 14 area communities. Its Xavier Medical Clinic, which is dedicated to meeting the needs of the underinsured or uninsured, cared for 5,394 people and delivered 301 babies at Saint Francis hospitals.*
*Saint Francis Health System
2013 Report to the Community