Community Health Needs
Our Commitment to the Community
ECHN dedicates millions of dollars and thousands of staff hours to activities that enhance the overall health and wellness of our communities with special focus on the unmet needs of financially disadvantaged and underserved populations.
Our community benefit efforts include:
•Charity Care: Free or discounted health services provided to persons who cannot afford to pay.
•Community Health Improvement Services: Health education lectures, free screenings, support groups and other outreach programs.
•Health Professional Education: A clinical setting for undergraduate training and internships with doctors, nurses and other health professionals.
•Cash and In-Kind Donations: Monetary support, free use of hospital space, free medical care, equipment donations to numerous not-for-profit community organizations.
•Community Building Activities: Collaborative partnerships with community groups, advocacy on behalf of access to health care, and workforce development.
Read our Community Health Needs Assessment
Read our current Community Benefit Reports