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Benefits Report Makes Hospitals Fume
Payers and Providers

A new report on the community benefits spending of some of California’s largest healthcare systems has raised questions as to the transparency of their efforts in this arena, and has prompted a surprisingly strong backlash from the state\’s powerful hospital lobby. The report, issued by the Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute, questioned the community benefits provided by the state\’s most prominent hospital systems, including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Adventist Health, and Scripps Health. It used data the systems furnish to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.