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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. 

Our 2023 grant period will open August 15, 2022. Filing deadline is October 7, 2022. Click here to download the Mark Twain Medical Center 2023 grant application. 

Each grant program candidate must submit a grant proposal by the October 7, 2022, deadline in order to be considered. Applicants must be a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent that is a 501(c) (3) organization and capable of administering the funds; the project or program must be a response to the health priorities identified in the 2019 MTMC Community Health Assessment and Community Benefit plan.  

Click here to view the 2023 Community Health Improvement Grants Program fact sheet.

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.

Community Health Needs Assessment

2023 Needs Assessment
2019 Needs Assessment

Community Health Implementation Strategy

2023 Implementation Strategy
2019 Implementation Strategy 

Annual Community Benefit Report and Plan

2023 Report

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.