Commitment to Community

In partnership with physicians and community partners, CHI St. Luke’s Health–Lakeside Hospital is committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. Health is not merely the absence of illness or the presence of physical health. Achieving a truly healthy community encompasses—or works toward—all the elements that lead to health.

We are involved in our community in many ways:

  • Delivery of healthcare

  • Participating in community events

  • Advocating for the poor and vulnerable

  • Community benefit

What is Community Benefit?

A response to an identified Community Need that meets one of the following:

  • Improves access to healthcare services

  • Enhances the health of the community

  • Advances medical or healthcare knowledge

  • Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community effort

Source: Catholic Health Association (2012)

 

Our Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Strategies

2016 Assessment & Implementation Strategy

2013 Assessment & Implementation Strategy