Underpayment is the difference between the costs incurred and the reimbursement received for delivering care to patients. Payment rates for Medicare and Medi-Cal are set by law. These payment rates are currently set below the costs of providing care resulting in underpayment. Not-for-profit hospitals are required to care for Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries, which account for the majority of all care provided.
Health Education & Research
We are committed to teaching. Cottage provides a medical residency program that allows medical residents to take on significant responsibilities for patient care while being supported by attending physicians.
Besides teaching directly, we provide ongoing financial support of nursing programs, as well as access to the hospital facility as a learning environment for future healthcare providers.
Reeves Medical Library is the largest medical library between Los Angeles and San Francisco - and the only one open to the public. Our librarians will help you find the information you need.
Benefits for Broader Community
To keep the community healthy, we provide a variety of free and reduced-cost screening and educational events including the Heart Health Fair, Mental Health Fair, Asthma Screening Fair, Family Fitness & Baby Fair, Cancer Prevention Fair, and flu shot clinics.
Other wellness education classes include smoking cessation, Healthy Balance weight management, heart smart lectures, and diabetes education.
Benefits for Vulnerable Populations
To ensure we are always ready to treat our community, we provide stipends for emergency and trauma physicians who are on-call.
Parish Nurses reach out into the community to serve those in need through churches, homeless shelters, and other local not-for-profits, and they provide service to more than 10,000 community members annually.
Besides our own programs, we provide funding to external organizations to provide their special services to people including the homeless and those with mental health issues.