Bay Area Hospital is driven by a mission to provide high-quality health care that extends beyond the hospital walls. We are dedicated to promoting and improving the health of our local communities and residents by providing a range of vital services to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. Much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office—in our schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Bay Area Hospital shares a common goal of improving the health of our community and lowering the cost of care.
Community Benefits Report
Bay Area Hospital is deeply connected to the local community. Our doctors and nurses are your neighbors, and our team reaches many families throughout Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties. We believe giving back to the community is the right thing to do—through personalized care, education, and charitable contributions.
For the Well-Being
of Our Community
Bay Area Hospital employees and volunteers give back to the community in tangible ways.
Learn about the impact they made during the 2020 Fiscal Year.
The Bay Area Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is created after collecting and analyzing local-level data in an effort to determine the health status and identify significant health needs facing the community. Various sources of data inform the report such as Census and demographic data, public health indicator data, publicly reported healthcare, community health plans, county health department, provider-specific data, and research collected through interviews with key community members both within and external to Bay Area Hospital District. Bay Area Hospital conducts this assessment of the community’s health at least every 5 years to help prioritize our work in the community.
Bay Area Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon. Created and owned by local citizens, Bay Area Hospital has been the hub of Oregon’s South Coast health care for nearly five decades. We serve five counties throughout the southern Oregon coastal region. We are certified by the state as a Level III trauma center. As a Level III trauma center, Bay Area Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services to those patients who can be maintained in a stable or improving condition without specialized care. An in-house multidisciplinary trauma resuscitation team is available upon the patient’s arrival at the emergency department.
Bay Area Hospital offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Physicians, nurses, and technologists are on duty 24 hours a day to meet South Coast residents’ and visitors’ medical and emergency needs. Our highly skilled staff is involved in a constant process of professional educational opportunities to keep abreast of the latest medical innovations.
What is 340B? A federal program supporting safety-net providers
The 340B prescription drug program supports our role as a safety-net provider in offering vital health care services for the communities we serve. The program is tailored to only hospitals that provide a high level of services to low-income individuals or serve isolated rural communities. As a result, 340B hospitals can provide a significantly greater amount of lower or zero-reimbursed, but vital health services, than non-340B hospitals.
340B By the Numbers
$5,023,869: Savings realized from the 340B program since its inception in FY 2021 – July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
$16.4 million: Amount provided as charity care, in-kind health services, miscellaneous community services, volunteer time, professional education and training, and cost of uncompensated care for Medicare patients (FY 2021)
$3,199,674: Cost of uncompensated care for Medicare patients (FY 2021)
19.72%: Bay Area Hospital’s Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)* percentage
114: distance to the next closest DSH hospital that provides tertiary care
Participation in the 340B program supports Bay Area Hospitals’ ability to provide services to under and uninsured patients, regardless of their ability to pay. It allows us to address our community’s health care needs more fully.
Impact of Reducing the 340b Program
Bay Area Hospital would not have the capacity to offer as many of the services to community if the 340B Program were to be reduced or eliminated.
Community Grant Application
The Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation draws together resources to support how its mission is carried out through our facility and healthcare services. Local non-profits are encouraged to apply for BAH Community Foundation grants.