Community Health Enhancement

Creating a healthier community...

Memorial Hospital is committed to helping our community become one of the healthiest in the nation. Creating a healthier community means helping people stay well by

  • educating on important topics,
  • providing the means to adopt healthier lifestyle choices and
  • removing barriers to ensure access to adequate health care.

Memorial established numerous community health programs and services and provides a significant amount of traditional charity care for patients who cannot afford health services. In addition, Memorial also has a unique community health program: Tithing. The hospital allocates (or tithes) a percentage of excess revenues (usually over a million dollars annually) to help local organizations develop innovative programs that address a wide range of community health issues.

Memorial is committed to
embracing the diversity of our community
and
strengthening the relationships
within our community

to help make St. Joseph County
a healthy place to live!

 


 

Memorial's Community Outreach Priorities

ACCESS TO HEALTH & MEDICAL CARE
  • Community Clinics
  • Community Health Workers
AGING POPULATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD
HEALTH DISPARITIES
  • Beds and Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.)
  • Language Services
  • Women Infants Children of St Joseph County (WIC)
PHYSICAL HEALTH
  • Bebés Dulces sin Azúcar (Sweet Babies without Sugar)
  • Diabético Saludables (Healthy Diabetics)
  • North Central Indiana Sickle Cell Initiative (NCISCI)
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
  • Intermediate & High School Programs
  • Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC)

 

 

EBWThe Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hospital is also actively involved in community outreach programs, often working closely with our clinic population to help make a healthy difference in their lives. Some of their projects include:

  • Patient education classes offered at the E. Blair Warner Family Medicine Center, including prenatal, parenting, smoking cessation and adolescent obesity
  • Financial assistance program at the Family Medicine Center including a sliding scale fee: Prostate, breast, cervical and skin screening programs available
  • Pre-participation sports physicals for community school children
  • Team Physician coverage for local high schools and colleges
  • School education programs on health-related topics and Tar Wars
 

 

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574-647-1350 •  574-647-1351 fax

 

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