Rush Medical Foundation

Organization Overview

Rush Medical Foundation is located in Meridian, MS. The organization was established in 1950. According to its NTEE Classification (E22) the organization is classified as: General Hospitals, under the broad grouping of Health Care and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Rush Medical Foundation employed 1,303 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Rush Medical Foundation generated $193.7m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 0.3% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $194.1m during the year ending 12/2019. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2014, Rush Medical Foundation has awarded 18 individual grants totaling $173,644,811. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

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PROVIDE HEALTH CARE

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RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL IS A 215-BED TERTIARY CARE FACILITY LOCATED IN MERIDIAN, MS IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY AND IS THE FLAGSHIP HOSPITAL FOR RUSH HEALTH SYSTEMS. WITH A 105-YEAR LEGACY OF MEDICAL INNOVATION, QUALITY CARE AND SERVICE TO OTHERS, RUSH HEALTH SYSTEMS IS COMPRISED OF 7 HOSPITALS AND MORE THAN 30 CLINICS. WITH 250 STAFF AND CONTRACTED PHYSICIANS AND 95 ADVANCED-PRACTICE PROVIDERS, RUSH IS THE LARGEST NON-GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYER IN THE REGION. IN ADDITION TO RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL, RUSH HEALTH SYSTEMS ALSO INCLUDES THE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF MERIDIAN, A 49-BED LONG-TERM, ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL; MEDICAL FOUNDATION, INC., A PHYSICIAN MANAGEMENT COMPANY; RUSH MEDICAL GROUP, A MULTI-SPECIALTY PHYSICIAN PRACTICE; AND FIVE CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS: LAIRD HOSPITAL, UNION, MS; H.C. WATKINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, QUITMAN, MS; SCOTT REGIONAL HOSPITAL, MORTON, MS; JOHN C. STENNIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, DEKALB, MS, AND CHOCTAW GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BUTLER, AL. WHILE THE CITY OF MERIDIAN'S POPULATION IS APPROXIMATELY 37,000 PEOPLE, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL AND ITS SISTER FACILITIES IN RUSH HEALTH SYSTEMS SERVE A POPULATION OF 232,900 PEOPLE IN A 45-MILE RADIUS AND 526,500 RESIDENTS IN A 65-MILE RADIUS. NINE COUNTIES IN EAST MISSISSIPPI AND THREE COUNTIES IN WEST ALABAMA, MOST OF WHICH ARE PRIMARILY RURAL COUNTIES, MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF THE SERVICE REGION. IN 2019, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL SERVED 7,148 INPATIENTS, 115,394 OUTPATIENTS AND 21,471 EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENTS. RUSH-AFFILIATED PHYSICIANS SPECIALIZE IN DIVERSE AREAS SUCH AS ANESTHESIOLOGY, CARDIOLOGY, CRITICAL CARE, DERMATOLOGY, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT/OTOLARYNGOLOGY, EMERGENCY MEDICINE, ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY, FAMILY MEDICINE, GASTROENTEROLOGY, GENERAL SURGERY, HOSPITALISTS, HYPERBARIC, INTERNAL MEDICINE, NEONATOLOGY, NEUROLOGY, OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, ORTHOPAEDICS, ORTHOPAEDIC SPINE SURGERY, PAIN MANAGEMENT, PATHOLOGY, RADIOLOGY, SLEEP MEDICINE, SPORTS MEDICINE, UROLOGY, VASCULAR SURGERY, VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC MEDICINE AND WOUND CARE.RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL PROVIDES SPECIALTY CARE AND SERVICES WHICH INCLUDE: A LEVEL III TRAUMA CENTER IN THE 24-HOUR A DAY PHYSICIAN-STAFFED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT; THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, A 12-BED UNIT THAT OFFERS A SPECIAL QUALITY OF CARE FOR PREMATURE AND HIGH-RISK INFANTS; THE FAMILY BIRTH CENTER; DIABETES MANAGEMENT CENTER AT RUSH; GI LAB; JOINT REPLACEMENT CENTER; PAIN TREATMENT CENTER; SLEEP CENTERS; SURGICAL ROBOTICS; THE VASCULAR INSTITUTE AT RUSH; RUSH SPINE CENTER; THE VEIN CENTER AT RUSH; SENIOR CARE INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM. IN ADDITION, RUSH REHABILITATION SERVICES, HOUSED IN A 17,632-SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY, EARNED RECOGNITION FROM FOCUS ON THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES (FOTO), A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. RUSH REHABILITATION SERVICES OFFERS SERVICES WHICH INCLUDE: PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY, AQUATIC THERAPY AND A READING CLINIC; AND THE RUSH HEART INSTITUTE, LOCATED IN THE HOSPITAL, PROVIDES CARDIAC CARE INCLUDING PREVENTION, DETECTION, TREATMENT AND AN ARRAY OF NON-INVASIVE TESTING INCLUDING TREADMILLS, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, ARRHYTHMIA DETECTION AND PACEMAKER EVALUATION. RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL IS DESIGNATED AS A BLUE DISTINCTION+ CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT BY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF MISSISSIPPI.IN 2013 RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL WAS CERTIFIED AS AN ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS COMPLIANT ORGANIZATION. THIS CERTIFICATION IS ACCREDITED BY DNV CERTIFICATION INC. OF HOUSTON TX. ADDITIONALLY, IN 2014, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL WAS DUALLY ACCREDITED FROM BOTH DNV GL AND THE JOINT COMMISSION. RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL PROVIDES QUALITY MEDICAL CARE REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, GENDER IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR DISABILITY.AS PRESENTED IN THE ATTACHED SCHEDULE H, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL PROVIDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND CERTAIN OTHER COMMUNITY BENEFITS DURING 2019 AT A COST OF $7,119,642. ALTHOUGH EQUITABLE PAYMENT FOR SERVICES IS ESSENTIAL TO THE ORGANIZATION'S FINANCIAL VIABILITY, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL RECOGNIZES THAT NOT ALL INDIVIDUALS POSSESS THE RESOURCES REQUIRED TO REIMBURSE THE HOSPITAL FOR ALL SERVICES PROVIDED. KEEPING ITS COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL PROVIDES FREE CARE AND SUBSIDIZED CARE WITHIN EXISTING RESOURCES WHERE THE NEED FOR SUCH CARE EXISTS. IN 2019, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL CONTINUED ITS PARTICIPATION IN A 340B DRUG PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP PATIENTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE UNDER THEIR INSURANCE PROGRAMS OR WHO ARE UNINSURED RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS ON PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITALS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT RECEIVED THE BCEN NATIONAL CERTIFICATION CHAMPIONS AWARD SMALL FACILITY. BCEN'S NATIONAL CERTIFICATION CHAMPION AWARD RECOGNIZES ORGANIZATIONS THAT EXEMPLIFY EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORTING EMERGENCY RNS WHO PURSUE BCEN CERTIFICATIONS, SHOW ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS THAT ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT AND RECOGNIZE EMERGENCY NURSING SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION AND DEMONSTRATE THE IMPACT OF A BOARD CERTIFIED EMERGENCY NURSE WORKFORCE ON PATIENT, NURSE AND ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES. ADDITIONALLY IN 2019, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL USED ITS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO PROMOTE HEALTH AWARENESS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS, HOSTED CIVIC AND GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS AT THE HOSPITAL, PARTICIPATED IN COUNTY AND REGION-WIDE DISASTER TRAINING AND AWARENESS, AND DISSEMINATED PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGES AND INFORMATION TO THE EMPLOYEE AND PROVIDER BASE AND TO THE PATIENTS OF THEIR FACILITIES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH. SEVERAL OF THE LARGER-SCALE EXAMPLES OF THESE PROGRAMS WHICH OCCURRED DURING 2019 INCLUDE THE SPONSORSHIP OF HEALTH EDUCATION SEMINARS, DIABETES EDUCATION, SKIN CANCER EDUCATION AND SCREENINGS, BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS, BLOOD DRIVES AND MEDIA PLACEMENTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION PROVIDED BY RUSH-AFFILIATED PHYSICIANS (BOTH PAID MEDIA AND BY USING THE HEALTH SYSTEMS' SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS). ADDITIONALLY, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL PROVIDED ONGOING PRENATAL AND BREASTFEEDING CLASSES (RUSH BEGAN OFFERING COMPLIMENTARY ONLINE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION TO ITS PATIENTS IN 2016, FURTHER EXTENDING THE REACH OF IMPORTANT PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL EDUCATION) AS WELL AS PROVIDING SPECIALIZED COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH, HEART HEALTH, BREAST HEALTH, GASTROENTEROLOGICAL HEALTH, SLEEP DISORDERS, GENERAL HEALTH FAIRS, BACK PAIN, WOUND AND OSTOMY CARE AND PROSTATE SCREENINGS.RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL ALSO CONTINUES TO PROVIDE AND PROMOTE WEB-BASED ACCESS FOR PATIENTS TO OBTAIN CERTAIN HEALTH INFORMATION IN KEEPING WITH FULFILLMENT OF THE MEANINGFUL USE GUIDELINES.ALONG WITH BEING THE REGION'S LARGEST EMPLOYER AND A MAJOR ECONOMIC STIMULUS BY VIRTUE OF ITS PAYROLL, RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL AND ITS SISTER FACILITIES PROVIDE MANY BENEFITS TO THE BROADER COMMUNITY IN THE AREAS OF CIVIC INVOLVEMENT AND GIVING; MENTORING AND PROGRAM SUPPORT TO NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS AT MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY/MERIDIAN BRANCH AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA; A STRONG AND GENEROUS PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION, CHARITABLE DONATIONS, SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS, INDUSTRIAL HEALTH SCREENINGS AND WELLNESS EVENTS, VOLUNTEER HOURS AND PASTORAL CARE. RUSH IS ALSO A FOUNDING SPONSOR OF THE STATE GAMES OF MISSISSIPPI, WHICH IN 2019 BROUGHT MORE THAN 6,000 AMATEUR ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE STATE TO MERIDIAN FOR COMPETITION IN FORTY SPORTING EVENTS. THE HOSPITAL EMPLOYS CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS TO PROVIDE THE AREA HIGH SCHOOLS WITH BASIC HEALTHCARE AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES AT NO COST ON A DAILY BASIS DURING PRACTICE AND TRAINING AS WELL AS AT IN-SEASON COMPETITIONS AND DURING SATURDAY MORNING CLINICS.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Valley Services
Dietary Services
$2,299,549
Hhs Ltd
Housekeeping
$1,615,369
Healthcare Security Services
Security Services
$843,905
Emcare Inc
Er Physician Services
$554,287
Crown Health Care
Linen Services
$403,996
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$1,721,901
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$8,100
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $0
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$1,730,001
Total Program Service Revenue$159,195,194
Investment income $1,309,684
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $14,604,117
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $15,717,894
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $193,651,293

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Rush Medical Foundation has awarded $46,698,535 in support to 3 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

MEDICAL FOUNDATION INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Meridian, MS

PURPOSE: AFFILIATE SUPPORT

$20,773,934

Meridian, MS

PURPOSE: AFFILIATE SUPPORT

$14,679,673

RUSH HEALTH SYSTEMS INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Meridian, MS

PURPOSE: AFFILIATE SUPPORT

$11,244,928
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 1 grants that Rush Medical Foundation has recieved totaling $1,715,517.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Rush Health Systems Inc

Meridian, MS

PURPOSE: AFFILIATE SUPPORT

$1,715,517
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