Tanner receives no local taxpayer money, and its nonprofit status means that all revenues the health system generates are reinvested to provide improved facilities and new technologies for the communities it serves.
As a community-based healthcare provider, Tanner is committed to ensuring that every person in our region has access of the medical services they need, regardless of ability to pay. In Fiscal Year 2008-2009, Tanner provided about $28 million in indigent and charity care.
Contributions to Tanner Medical Foundation’s Indigent Care Fund help to offset the cost of charity care and bad debt, enabling Tanner to further expand its mission to provide a complete continuum of care to the residents of west Georgia and east Alabama. It also provides funding that enables Tanner to offer important routine health screenings, such as annual mammograms for women, to people who could not otherwise afford them.
Many contributions to the Indigent Care Fund are grass-roots fundraising events organized by the community, such as the Ruby C. Green Memorial Yard Sale held each year by West Georgia Ambulance. This annual fundraiser, held in memorial of a paramedic who passed away due to breast cancer, exemplifies how area businesses and organizations can work on a very local level to have a tremendous regional impact.
Support the Indigent Care Fund through a gift to Tanner Medical Foundation.