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Planning for Better Community Health

Samaritan performs Community Health Needs Assessments and creates Community Benefit Plans to help guide efforts to improve community health. The plan includes important information about the current health status of our region and establishes six major goals for improving community health.

Goal 1: Healthy families
Increase physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children and families.

Goal 2: Greater access
Increase access to medical, dental and mental health supports and services in the community.

Goal 3: Better networks
Increase social supports for families.

Goal 4: Healthy kids
Increase services and supports for children.

Goal 5: Healthy teens
Increase services and supports for adolescents.

Goal 6: Healthy seniors
Increase social support for seniors.

Community Health Needs Assessments

Each county’s Community Health Needs Assessment was created in collaboration with numerous community leaders and other agency and organizational partners. View our Community Health Needs Assessments for each of our five hospital sites below:

Community Benefit Plans

Each Samaritan hospital has a Community Benefit Plan based on identified community health needs, goals and priorities for each county it serves. These plans guide our community benefit efforts and are reviewed and approved by our hospitals’ boards of directors, which are made up of hospital staff, physicians and community members. The boards review and monitor the progress of the plans each year. View the Community Benefit Plans for each of our five hospital sites below: