The WellSpan Spotlight

Awards and recognitions

WellSpan Health invests a record $313 million in community in fiscal year 2022

WellSpan Health invests a record $313 million in community in fiscal year 2022

Largest organizational investment made in its history, ensuring our most vulnerable community members receive care

As South Central Pennsylvania's only locally based, locally governed health system, WellSpan Health has set a new annual record for community investments of more than $313 million during the 2022 fiscal year. As reported in its Community Benefit Report, this investment was an intentional effort designed to benefit our communities through expansive community programs and outreach, charity care, unreimbursed Medicaid costs and supplemental medical, dental and pharmaceutical services. This includes WellSpan's mobile mammography coach, listening sessions with community partners to determine biggest needs, and funding grants that benefit healthy communities right here in our area.

"Improving health through exceptional care for all is a deeply rooted WellSpan commitment and the driving factor behind everything we do to continually improve the health of our communities," said Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO, WellSpan Health. "Delivering accessible services, partnering with and investing in community organizations, and providing tools and resources to those who need it most reflects our promise to be a trusted partner to our friends and neighbors across the region."

The health system's community impact is measured annually against its three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, which is based on an assessment of community health needs. In its community engagement work, WellSpan:

  • Provided $1.4 million in Community Partnership Grants to non-profit organizations that supported initiatives that advanced our Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.
  • Supported community organizations with more than $1.8. million in sponsorships to foster Community Engagement.
  • Screened 360,000 patients for food, housing, and transportation insecurity, and connected them with services, to cultivate healthy communities.
  • Offered health programs to 16,000 people to promote mental wellbeing and prevent and manage chronic disease, supporting lifelong health and wellness.

The full Community Benefit Report is available on

Also, in the latest episode of the Inspiring Health podcast, Roxanna Gapstur, president and CEO, and Bryan Smith of Lebanon County Christian Ministries discuss the impact that the WellSpan Imagine Grant is having on vulnerable populations in Lebanon County. Listen today: