Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Scripps Health invested $62.5 million into community benefit programs to serve some of the neediest populations through Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Mercy Clinic in Hillcrest, according to a newly released report.

The 2017 Community Benefit Report shows Scripps invested $369 million into community benefit programs across San Diego County in the fiscal year 2016.

“We continue to build on our rich history of community service,” said Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health, in a statement.

“The programs and services listed in our annual Community Benefit report show our ongoing commitment to making a vital and measurable difference in the communities that we serve,” said Gorder.

Some of the most vulnerable people in the region receive care from Scripps Health, officials said. They provided services to one-quarter of San Diego County’s uninsured patients in 2016, said Scripps officials.

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