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Community Benefits


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.

French Hospital Medical Center proudly makes all three of these reports available to the public.

Community Health Needs Assessment

2019 Needs Assessment
2016 Needs Assessment   

Community Health Implementation Strategy

2019 Implementation Strategy
2016 Implementation Strategy

Annual Community Benefit Report and Plan

2019 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 by writing to FHMC Community Benefits/Outreach Coordinator at 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo CA 93401or by email to [email protected].