Columbia St. Mary’s (CSM) delivers the promise of its mission statement
through an established structure of a Community Health
Improvement Committee at each CSM hospital including Columbia St.
Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute. The structure is established
consistent with CSM policy. Each Committee developed a Community
Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) which led to a Community Health
Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHNA and CHIP were incorporated into the
health system’s strategic plan, the Integrated Strategic and Operational
and Financial Plan (ISOFP). In 2016, the CHNA and CHIP for each hospital
was approved at the April 18th, 2016 Board Meeting.
The website contains the CHNA and CHIP information for each hospital, including the data sources used to generate the final documents.
CSM provides for the health of the community through financial support
provided to patients by financial discounts and contracts, by developing
clinics and services for specific vulnerable groups, by sponsoring
community education and training and by collaborating with government
programs. In financial terms, the value of these services exceeded $55
million in 2015. In personal and spiritual terms, the value of the
programs is immeasurable as people are helped to receive health care and
heal with the support of family members and the community.
The impact of the Community Health Improvement Process is further seen in the Program Descriptions and stories of people benefiting from the programs.