The Columbia St. Mary's (CSM) Milwaukee Community Health Improvement Committee used the Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan Overview to develop the Community Health Improvement Strategy, which was approved by the CSM Board on April18, 2016.
The Committee develops metrics to track progress in outcomes. Report of prior year’s metrics is included to reflect progress in health improvement. Whenever possible, the metrics will be scaled to show community level improvement as in the Infant Mortality metric which is included in reports to Ascension Health. Other metrics will be developed in a manner similar to this over time.
The financial impact of financial assistance programs, service to government funded program patients and service to people in poverty is reflected in an annual impact report.