At Emory Healthcare, our core purpose is to improve lives and provide hope. This purpose extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. It reaches into our communities, where nearly 24,000 Emory Healthcare employees live their daily lives as your neighbors. We realize that the environment, the economy, education, public safety, and justice all play a role in community health and well-being.
For that reason, we work in partnership with community organizations, policymakers, and others to address the needs of our community. Since we are part of Emory University, our efforts to improve health and health outcomes in our community are enhanced by access to research and specialized expertise across multiple disciplines.
In our hospitals and clinics located throughout the community, we provided care to more than 800,000 people in 2020, and for those in need, we provided more than $151 million in charity care.