Watertown Regional Medical Center Releases Community Benefit Report

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center recently published their community benefit report for 2020. The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to Watertown and the surrounding communities in Dodge and Jefferson Counties. It also illustrates the ways the organization contributes to the physical and economic health of the communities it serves. In 2020 alone, Watertown Regional Medical Center added 28 employed and affiliated providers in cardiology, anesthesiology, emergency care, family medicine, hematology, OB/GYN, behavioral health, radiology, and more. It also made more than $1.4-million-dollars in capital improvements, including new defibrillators, and other enhancements. Additionally, a donation of more than $5-million-dollars in health services was made to those in need. Last year, the hospital distributed a payroll of $48,832,380 in salaries, wages and benefits for its more than 700 employees, and provided more than $185,541 in professional development and tuition assistance to help its staff grow professionally and expand their expertise and experience to continue finding newer and better ways to care for patients. Watertown Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Keddington says their mission of Making Communities Healthier has always been central to the integral role they play in Watertown and the surrounding communities. He says as part of LifePoint Health – a national healthcare network that provided quality care for more than 20,000 COVID patients in 2020, including those in their own communities – the hospital was able to continue their legacy of quality care and community leadership, protect and enhance the health of their neighbors. The facility also supports several local activities and organizations including Dementia Friendly Dodge, Lake Mills EMS, Marquardt Village, Meals on Wheels, Project Search, Watertown Area Cares Clinic, Watertown Chamber of Commerce, Watertown Family Center, Watertown Food Pantry, Watertown High School, Watertown Park & Rec, Watertown YMCA, and Watertown Youth Baseball. Watertown Regional Medical Center’s complete 2020 community benefit report is available by going to watertownregional.com/community-impact.