As a not-for-profit health care system, St. Mary's Health Care System is committed not only to our patients, but also to the communities we serve. St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to give back to Greensboro and the Greater Greene County areas. Community Benefit is the process by which St. Mary's Health Care System measures and reports the impact on our community of health improvement services, health professions education, research, and financial and in-kind contributions. Because we are a Catholic health care system, Community Benefit is a vital part of our mission and values. Community Benefit is also one of the justifications for our not-for-profit tax status.
Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan
St. Mary's conducts Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Community Health Implementation Plans (CHIP) in order to most effectively impact our community and to guide our Community Benefit planning. The CHNA and CHIP is a thorough analysis of the health needs and assets in the community. The CHNA provides a comprehensive overview of the region being served, including quantitative and qualitative data regarding socioeconomic factors, health indicators, and health status of the community. Not only is the CHNA and CHIP an important tool for our health care system, but we also hope it serves as a resource for other organizations and citizens in our community. St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital's first formal CHNA and CHIP was completed in the summer of 2013. In January 2015, St. Mary's Health Care System partnered with Athens Regional Health System and Community Connection of Northeast Georgia to produce the 2016 CHNA for the 17 county region served by the two hospital systems.
As the leading health care provider in Greene County, Georgia, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital provides a wide spectrum of services to help improve the overall health of the community we serve. Please note that the fiscal year of 2013 was much shorter due to a new start date for our fiscal year. The short cycle began January 1, 2013 and ended June 30, 2013.
To learn more about St. Mary’s Health Care Community Benefit, please contact Mission Services at 706.389.3273.
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St. Mary’s Health Care System, which includes St. Mary’s Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Sacred Heart Hospital, is dedicated to acting as an involved community partner by donating time, services, money and sponsorship to a rich variety of community causes. In an effort to best serve our community, we ask that non-profit organizations requesting donations and/or sponsorship please review the St. Mary’s Sponsorship & Donations Policy. If your organization meets the criteria in this policy, we welcome you to fill out the following Sponsorship & Donation Request Form and email the form to Melissa McDaniel at email@example.com or fax to: 706-389‐3891. Requests are reviewed monthly by the Contributions Committee. In order to ensure that the Contributions Committee has enough time to consider each organization's request, we ask that you please try to submit sponsorship/donation requests 90 days in advance of the event date or date funds are due.