In 2018 UMH provided almost 16 million dollars in charity care. The hospital provides care to patients who meet criteria under our charity care policy without charge or at discounted rates.
The only funding the hospital receives to offset the substantial expense of charity care is a portion of a half-cent sales tax revenue, which is distributed to Uvalde County and designated for healthcare expenditures. The sales tax revenue is split among healthcare entities including the hospital. Fifty- five percent of this half-cent tax revenue is allocated to UMH and covers less than 6 percent of the hospital's annual charity care.
This being the case, the hospital relies heavily on the support of generous donors to ensure we are able to provide our service region with the finest technology available.