DEDICATED TO OUR COMMUNITY
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital is committed to improving the health of the community it serves. Each year, we look beyond our walls and invest millions of dollars, along with countless volunteer hours in the St. Louis community. Community Benefit data is reported and collected every year, but due to IRS filings, the most recent reported data is from 2013. In 2013, Barnes-Jewish provided more than $236 million in free medical care, professional health education, medical research and community outreach efforts.
COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT
As part of its commitment to the community, Barnes-Jewish Hospital assesses the health needs of its community every three years in order to guide future investments in the community. While Barnes-Jewish treats patients from a wide region, including patients from other states and countries, our 2013 assessment covers our most immediate community – the city of St. Louis (other BJC HealthCare hospitals assessed other regions within our area). The goals of this assessment were to identify the most important community health needs, better understand the effect these needs have on the community and prioritize to best serve the community.
KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES HEALTHY
In 2014, Barnes-Jewish Hospital dispensed more than 37,000 free flu shots to the community at 20 locations throughout the St. Louis area. Because the virus was particularly dangerous during the previous flu season, it was more important than ever to ensure the community was vaccinated. These free flu shots were made possible through gifts to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which has been supporting the flu shot program since 2008.
COMMUNITY HEALTH EVENTS
In 2014 more than 2,400 free health screenings were conducted at community events. One such event, See, Test & Treat®, provided a free cervical and breast cancer screening for underinsured and uninsured women. By providing test results and connections to follow up care on the spot, the program helps eliminate barriers to care faced by many women in our communities.
View our entire Community Health Needs Assessment.