How the 340B Drug Pricing Program helps Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital meet its mission
About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
A 259-bed hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and serves as the regional pediatric referral center for Florida’s West Coast. With over 3,000 professionals dedicated to advancing child health and practicing family-centered care, Johns Hopkins All Children’s offers many resources and programs to support the well-being of children and families in the communities it serves.
A disproportionate share of Medicaid beneficiaries residing in our service area seek treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. The 340B program helps Johns Hopkins All Children’s offset losses incurred in caring for the most vulnerable and underserved in our community. In FY20, the hospital’s disproportionate share (DSH) percentage was 48%, well above the 11.75% to qualify for 340B drug discounts. A key benefit of the 340B program is that by leveraging access to discounted outpatient drugs, Johns Hopkins All Children’s is better able to absorb the double-digit inflation rates and rapidly rising cost of drugs each year.
The Community We Serve
In 2019, our hospital conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to identify the most important health priorities and an implementation strategy to address them. Mental Health and Mental Disorders; Access to Care; Exercise, Nutrition and Weight; Substance Abuse; Heart Disease and Stroke; and Diabetes topped the list of concerns in our service areas based on surveys, town hall meetings, and stakeholder interviews. Read our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for a community snapshot, CHNA findings, strategic partnerships, community initiatives and economic development projects on the horizon.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s 340B savings of $6 million are a small fraction of the hospital’s total Community Benefit activity in FY20 – an estimated $84 million. For many years, the hospital has invested in programming and community support efforts well over and above the savings it receives from the 340B program.
in 340B savings
Estimated Community Benefit activity in FY20
Investing in Our Community
340B provides eligible hospitals with the financial flexibility needed to invest in tailored solutions that address the unique needs of their communities. If the program were eliminated or scaled back, safety net hospitals nationwide, like 340B-eligible hospitals in the Johns Hopkins Health System, would struggle to maintain long-standing vital community partnerships.
Hospital Specific Programs of Note requiring 340B funding:
Johns Hopkins is committed to listening and learning from the community residents we serve. We strive to address their most pressing needs and highest priorities through direct initiatives and leveraged partnerships to improve community health and wellness in our closest neighborhoods.
Learn more about our Health System’s continued commitment to the communities we serve at each of its six hospitals by visiting our Office of Government and Community Affairs Publications and Reports page .