Where a person lives, works and plays has a great impact on overall health and life expectancy. With this in mind, CHI Health routinely forges partnerships and makes investments to help build healthier communities in the areas we serve.
We collaborate with local health coalitions to analyze data and plan how to collectively impact priority health issues. Deeply rooted in our faith-based Mission, it is also our duty to serve vulnerable individuals, including those with mental illness or those who are insured and underinsured.
Our progress and achievements in these areas are highlighted in the 2015 CHI Health Community Benefit Report (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015), including:
- An investment of $172.1 million in total community benefit in FY15. Of that amount, CHI Health invested $17.4 million in programs to improve community health.
- More than $92.8 million in financial assistance and $61.9 million in the unpaid costs of serving Medicaid patients this past year. We are also the largest provider of behavioral health care in our region.
We know that the health of a community is impacted beyond the services provided within our wall. This is why we are compelled, beyond providing excellent health care, to work with neighbors, leaders and partner organizations to improve community health. Please read more in the 2015 CHI Health Community Benefit Report.