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Community Benefits


Throughout the year, we partner with active local groups in support of our mission – to improve the health of our greater community.
 
In the rural environment of our community, small business, public agencies and the hospital partner to provide various events throughout the year that are focused on promoting the health of the community, enhancing quality of life for the residents and showcasing the unique history and natural wonders of our environment. Based on the prioritized health needs of the community, a specific focus has been on Women’s Health issues and primary care and prevention.

Dignity Health's Community Grants

Dignity Health's Community Grants program has awarded over $50 million to more than 3,000 projects during the last 25 years.Organizations that receive grant funds from us are working to improve access to jobs, housing, food, education, and health care for people in low-income and minority communities. 

Learn how to apply for a Community Grant.

Download a Letter of Intent to apply as a Microsoft Word file or as a PDF file.  

Our Community Needs Assessment

At Dignity Health, a key part of our mission is supporting the health of our communities in meaningful, measurable ways. It is also part of our mandate as a non-profit healthcare provider under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That is why each and every one of our hospitals goes to great lengths to study and ascertain the most pressing health needs of the communities they serve. This process and its conclusions are described in a document called the Community Health Needs Assessment, which is updated every three years.

Based on the findings of the Community Health Needs Assessment, each hospital develops an Implementation Strategy to address significant identified health needs.

It is also important to report on the progress of our activities and to update our plans each year. To that purpose, each hospital produces an annual Community Benefit Report and Plan.

Mark Twain Medical Center proudly makes all three of these reports available to the public.

The 2017 assessment identified community issues including:

  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • ACCESS TO PRIMARY & SPECIALTY CARE
  • CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT    
MTMC will continue to work with the HealthCare District and other community stakeholders to review the 2017 Community Needs Assessment and identify the key issues to maximize the quality of the health initiatives. 

Our goal is to improve quality of life for those affected by enhancing their knowledge and capabilities and avoiding hospital admissions.

Community Health Needs Assessment

2017 Needs Assessment

2014 Needs Assessment – Executive Summary

2014 Needs Assessment – Part One

2014 Needs Assessment – Part Two

Community Health Implementation Strategy

2014 Implementation Strategy 2013 Implementation Strategy 

Annual Community Benefit Report and Plan

2015 Report and 2016 Plan

2016 Report and 2017 Plan

Learn More about Dignity Health’s Community Health Programs.

To request more information about these reports, or to provide written comments, we welcome you to contact us.