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.

Duck Race for Lifeline Tickets on Sale

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Elaine Hynes, left, and Adah Mitchell were two of the 40 Passavant Area Hospital volunteers who helped sell Duck Race for Lifeline tickets to the public during a ticket sale day April 22. Hynes, who is celebrating 50 years as a Passavant volunteer, and Mitchell were stationed at J.C. Penney, while other volunteers sold tickets at Ace Hardware, Buchheit’s, County Market, Farm and Home Supply, Kirlin’s and Shopko. Another public ticket sale day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $5 each, are also available in the Auxiliary Gift Shop at Passavant. The 23rd Annual Duck Race for Lifeline is Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m., at Nichols Park in Jacksonville. First prize is $1,000. Food and entertainment will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to support the Lifeline program at Passavant in their mission to improve the health of the people and communities they serve.

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