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Community Benefit

The mission of St. Mary's Hospital is to reveal and embody Christ's healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. We commit our valuable resources to provide a family-centered approach in meeting the health care needs of all people in the community and surrounding areas—regardless of ability to pay—and to foster the values of Respect, Care, Joy and Competence. As part of our mission, we partner with the community we serve to provide many outreach programs which positively impact the health and wellness of the community we service.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify the top community health needs and local resources to address those needs. Based on the CHNA, the Hospital provides millions of dollars of Community Benefit programs and services annually. Programs supported by HSHS St. Mary's Hospital help the hospital to improve access to health care services, enhance the health and wellness of the community, and advanced medical or health care knowledge. These efforts, collectively known as community benefit, are outlined in the hospital's annual Community Benefit report (available below).

Our programs include:
  • Fresh produce and non-perishable food for the community
  • Health and Wellness Initiatives
  • Infant car seat safety checks
  • Support Groups
  • Free community health screenings
  • Prenatal Clinic
  • Community health fairs
  • Maternal care and parent education classes
In addition, we support many local charities, encouraging our colleagues to volunteer and awareness for community causes.

Copies of our community benefit, health needs and implementation reports are available online: Your feedback is important to us. Please comment on our CHNA and Implementation Strategy by e-mailing