Via Christi's community benefit tops $82 million

Via Christi Health said today that it contributed $82.8 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2010.

The total encompasses the cities that the Wichita-based, nonprofit health system serves in Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.

It includes $45.8 million in traditional charity care, an $8.8 million increase from 2009, $17.1 million in unreimbursed Medicaid costs and $17.2 million in other community benefit services.