A charitable hospital, or charity hospital, is a non-profit hospital that provides treatment for poor and uninsured people who can't purchase treatment.[1][2][3] An example would be St. Jude Children's Hospital that provides assistance to children and funds research for pediatric ailments. Charitable hospitals are usually tax exempt in the United States and are usually funded through donations and special contributions from partnering affiliates.


  1. ^ David Rosner (2004). A Once Charitable Enterprise: Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York 1885-1915. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-52862-7.
  2. ^ James Walker Smith (1985). Hospital Liability. Law Journal Press. pp. 2–. ISBN 978-1-58852-035-7.
  3. ^ Molly F. Sherlock (2010). Overview of the Nonprofit and Charitable Sector. DIANE Publishing. pp. 37–. ISBN 978-1-4379-2603-3.