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Community Health Impact Report

2020 Community Health Impact Report

In support of Samaritan Health Services’ mission to build healthier communities together, we are proud to partner with local non-profit organizations and provide financial support to important programs that help improve the health of our community.

Improving Community Health Is at the Core of Our Mission

As part of Samaritan’s commitment to work closely with our community partners, in 2019 we invested nearly $155 million in community health activities such as services for low-income individuals, free health screenings, health-related research, training for health professionals and grants to local non-profits in support of health initiatives.

These investments are designed to help address priorities and gaps as identified through hospital Community Health Needs Assessments and the resulting Community Benefit Implementation Plans. The current focus of our investments is in the following priority areas:

  1. Healthy families
    Increase physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children through age 18 and families.
  2. Greater access
    Increase access to medical, dental and mental health supports and services in the community.
  3. Better networks
    Increase social supports for families.
  4. Healthy kids
    Increase services and supports for children.
  5. Healthy teens
    Increase services and supports for adolescents.
  6. Healthy seniors
    Increase social supports for seniors.

As we complete these activities each year, we believe it’s important to report back to the community regarding progress that has been made in each goal area. On the following pages, you’ll find success stories as well as data that will help illustrate how we’re partnering with many others in our region to build healthier communities together.

Doug Boysen, JD, MHA
President/CEO, Samaritan Health Services

About Community Benefit

Samaritan’s contribution to the community through community benefit activities includes many types of support to individuals and programs. Our holistic approach focuses on programs and services that meet patients wherever they are at on their journey in life and in health.

In Our Own Words

See what Community Benefit means from Samaritan’s point of view.

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Learn About the Organizations We Support

The organizations we support through our Social Accountability Grant funding play important roles in our local communities. They provide resources, programs and supports that make a difference in the lives of people each and every day. We invite you to spend a moment to learn about our featured organizations for each of our six goals through real life stories, photos and more.