Caring for Central Valley families requires more than just medical care. As a locally owned, not-for-profit health system, we serve as the region’s safety net healthcare provider and are committed to our mission of bettering the lives of all those we serve. That promise includes reaching outside our hospitals and clinics to partner with others on economic, social and behavioral factors that affect our community’s overall wellbeing.
Our mission is why we are dedicated to:
Partnering with regional organizations to ensure our resources are used wisely and have the greatest impact
Bringing medical expertise and cutting-edge technology to the Valley so patients don’t have to travel to get the care they need
Providing support and growth opportunities for our employees so they can in turn provide the best care for our patients
Shaping the way care is delivered through governmental advocacy
“Some of the most important work we do is done outside of our hospital walls alongside our community benefit partners, helping to achieve our mission of bettering the lives of all those we serve.”
Craig S. Castro
President & CEO
How we use our funds to benefit the community
Serving the underserved has been part of our mission for more than 125 years. Each year, we invest millions of dollars throughout our region to improve the community’s overall health and wellbeing based on community input in a community health needs assessment (CHNA), which is conducted every three years in collaboration with local hospitals and public health departments.
We collect information from community members and data from state and national resources to determine which health needs hold the most significance in our four-county primary service area.
We work to address these needs through hospital-funded initiatives and strategic partnerships with community-based organizations to extend our impact beyond the services we provide to our patients in our facilities.
We call this our “community benefit”
Click on the health needs icon below to learn how we are impacting Valley health issues
The Community Benefit Report is a state-mandated report due annually to the California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), formerly the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), which also demonstrates Community’s commitment to investing in our region's growing health needs.
Community has historically spent more on uncompensated community benefit than all other Fresno-area hospitals combined.
At Community, we view our CHNA as an opportunity to partner with local organizations and residents to improve health outcomes for our region. Please provide any feedback or questions regarding the Community Benefit Report to Chelsea Aivazian, Project Manager of Community Benefit, at email@example.com
2022 Community Health Needs Assessment
The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a collaborative effort between Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and eight regional hospitals and public health department partners. Nearly 5,000 community members, leaders and key stakeholders representing low-income and vulnerable populations provided primary data through focus groups, one-on-one interviews and an online survey. Secondary data reported by federal and state sources was also referenced.
Included in the CHNA is our Evaluation of Impact report. At the end of the three-year period, we report on the impacts we made to address the identified health needs in our region through the detailed initiatives in our previous Implementation Strategy. This evaluation of impact outlines our efforts to address the health needs that were identified in the 2019 CHNA.
At Community, we view our Community Benefit Program as an opportunity to partner with local organizations and residents to improve health outcomes for our region. Please provide any feedback or questions regarding the CHNA to Chelsea Aivazian, Project Manager of Community Benefit, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023–2025 Fiscal Year Implementation Strategy
The Fiscal Year 2023-2025 Implementation Strategy uses our 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify and prioritize the health needs that we will primarily focus our Community Benefit activities and resources on for fiscal years 2023-2025.
The identification and prioritization of health needs was done in partnership with local community organizations through strategic planning and prioritization meetings.
The Implementation Strategy is the third part of the federally-mandated report required of all tax-exempt hospitals every three years.
At Community, we view our Community Benefit Program as an opportunity to partner with local organizations and residents to improve health outcomes for our region. Please provide any feedback or questions regarding the Fiscal Implementation Strategy to Chelsea Aivazian, Project Manager of Community Benefit, at email@example.com.