Palomar Health Community Improvement Report FY2015

At Palomar Health we are dedicated to living out our mission through community health improvement activities. Our staff and trained volunteers support that mission every day. From educational programs and charity care to collaborative community health initiatives, we are committed to caring for our communities both inside and out of the hospital walls.

Patient First

Patient first - that’s our priority at Palomar Health. We are honored to touch countless lives across San Diego’s north inland region. Whether at one of Palomar Health’s hospitals for inpatient care, at Palomar Health’s Expresscare Clinics for a walk-in urgent care visits or at a free health education classes, our patients come first.

As a public health district, Palomar Health received $14 million from annual property taxes in fiscal year 2015 (FY15), while devoting more than $113 million to the community through community health improvement programs and services. Highlights of our contributions include:

  • Community-based health improvement
  • Health education & training programs
  • Unreimbursed medical care services

Palomar Health collaborates with other health systems, government agencies, and community groups to identify the greatest needs within our community. Based upon the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the top community health needs in San Diego County are:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes (Type 2)
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Obesity

Although numbers never tell the whole story, Palomar Health reports community health improvement activities as a way to be accountable to the communities we serve. The Palomar Health Community Health Improvement Report offers a snapshot of some of the community health improvement programs offered by Palomar Health in FY15. Download Report