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Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity. – St. Vincent de Paul

Community Benefit and Community Health Improvement

Inspired by our faith, SCL Health addresses the most serious health-related needs of those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2015, SCL Health contributed more than $222.4 million in community benefit and touched more than 295,898 lives.* How? By working together with providers, employees, partners and members of the community to break down barriers and enhance access to care, greatly improving the overall health of the communities we serve.

*Lives touched summarizes the number of people reached through all Community Benefit activities – health services, education, research, screenings, etc.

St. Vincent Healthcare's mission is to reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Improving the health of our community starts with assessing needs and responding with services and strategies to improve health in collaboration with other community partners.

St. Vincent Healthcare completes a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and implementation plan every three years. Our community benefit process is overseen by a Community Benefit Committee of the Board for St. Vincent Healthcare.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Our assessment is conducted in collaboration with a variety of community health partners. The CHNA includes a telephone survey of more than 400 households in Yellowstone County as well as a series of focus groups with community members. Results include a detailed description of the methodology.

Download the 2016-2017 CHNA Summary Report

Download the 2016-2017 CHNA Full Report

Download the 2014 CHNA Full Report

If you have any questions, please contact our Mission & Community Benefit Manager, April Keippel at (406) 237-3378 or april.keippel@sclhs.net.

Community Health Improvement Plan

Our most recent Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), developed in response to our 2010/2011 CHNA, reflects our top community health needs of: access to care, healthy weight and mental health, and describes our process for prioritizing community health needs. Additionally, the CHIP includes work plans to achieve outcome measures identified in support of community health improvement. Improvement plans based on results of our 2014 CHNA are in development at both a hospital and community level and will be adopted in 2014.

Download a copy of our current CHIP.

Community Benefit Report

Our most recent Report to the Community includes highlights of St. Vincent Healthcare's community benefit work.

Additional information about our community health improvement efforts can be found at our community collaborative website, www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org or by contacting our Director of Mission Outreach & Community Benefit, Tracy Neary at (406) 237-3614 or tracy.neary@sclhs.net.

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