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Community Benefit

We operate as a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the health of the community it serves. Every three years we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment to determine the major needs in our area. This data is then used to develop a Community Health Plan to improve residents’ health through education, research, financial assistance, special clinical and non-clinical programs, and the provision of spiritual resources. These services, referred to as community benefits, are offered without regard to profit. Their sole purpose is to strengthen the well-being of the community and to aid vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and underprivileged.

For an effort to be considered a community benefit, an activity must address a need documented in the assessment and have at least one of these objectives:

  • Improve access to health care services
  • Enhance the health of the community
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge
  • Relieve or reduce the burden of government

Links

Financial Assistance Policy
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
2017 Community Health Plan