Community Benefit


Memorial Health System Community Benefit Annual Report

As a not-for-profit, community owned healthcare organization, we take seriously the responsibility entrusted to us. Our mission guides us as we help the people and communities we serve. It is a mission that we live out in a variety of ways.

We recognize our responsibility for providing the highest quality healthcare, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Passavant provides important and meaningful resources to help ensure that those who are without health insurance receive the care they need when confronted with illness or injury.

We also recognize that unfortunate occasions arise when patients are not able to pay for their medical care and are not eligible for federal or state medical assistance programs. Through our charity care program, Passavant provides financial assistance to patients unable to pay for their medical services.

As a tax-exempt organization, the Passavant staff also returns benefits to our communities through many community service projects, as well as health education and prevention initiatives.

In all, Passavant provided $15.2 million in community benefits to the citizens of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin counties, and portions of Brown and northern Pike counties in FY2016. That total includes $10.3 million in unpaid Medicaid, $1.2 million in patient financial assistance, and $3.7 million in other community programs.

Impacting Community Health: 2016 Community Health Need Assessment Implementation Strategies
Fiscal year 2016 was the first year of work on three-year strategies developed by Memorial Health System’s four hospitals to address community health priorities. In 2015, each hospital completed a community health need assessment in collaboration with county health departments in Sangamon, Logan, Morgan, and Christian counties, as well as other health and social service providers who represented vulnerable members of the community.

Detailed information on Passavant’s community health need assessment and outcomes of the implementation strategies is available here.

Passavant 2016-2018 Priorities
•  Access to Care
• Mental Health
• Obesity

Please Take a Look at Your Community Dashboard

What makes a healthy community? Please take a look at the community dashboard and Healthy People 2020 data provided on this website. A multitude of issues combine to determine the health of a community. In addition to diseases, community health is affected by substance abuse, educational attainment, economic status, environmental issues and the personal choices of the people who make up that community. No one single hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of its community. No organization can address the multitude of issues alone.

Memorial Health System hopes you will review the community dashboards provided here for Sangamon, Logan, Christian and Morgan counties, as well as the county demographics, Healthy People 2020 Tracker and many other features. This information may help your organization identify ways you can work with others in your community to address issues and improve health outcomes. When reviewing data, please be sure to select the county in the drop-down box that you wish to review.

Cassie Houf-Seagraves is Employee of the Month

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Cassie Houf-Seagraves, a licensed clinical social worker. She works in the Social Services department and has been a Passavant employee four years. A grateful co-worker nominated Cassie for the honor. “We recently had a patient who was defiant and confused and had mental and physical complications. The patient was no longer able to care for herself and had to be sent to a nursing home. Cassie found a nursing home quickly and could have been satisfied with the task being completed. Instead, Cassie continued to work with Case Management to look for nursing homes to make sure all of the patient’s physical, mental health and communication needs were met. Cassie helped make arrangements for the patient’s belongings to get to the nursing home, and even made sure the patient’s cat would receive care. When it was time to go to the nursing home, the patient was upset and confused, refusing to go. Cassie went to the patient for a heart-to-heart conversation. Cassie was able to relieve the patient of her fears and make her feel important and supported.” As a social worker, Cassie’s responsibilities include identifying, addressing and resolving socially complex situations with patients, coordinating care with patient families, providing resources, advocating for patients and community members and providing crisis intervention and supportive counseling. “Passavant works endlessly to continue to improve and offer top notch services in a rural community,” said Cassie. “Employees, patients and community members are beyond fortunate that Passavant is part of a health system that opens leading doors to this area and never ceases to work to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.” Cassie and her husband, Michael, reside in Jacksonville with their son, Landon. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.

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