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Community Partnerships

Community Benefit

Serving the needs of our community

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has served this community since its founding in 1875 by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. From the very early days to the present, the hospital has a well-established tradition caring for those in need of health care and of partnering with the community to improve the overall health of the community.

As a non-profit hospital, under the Illinois Community Benefits Act, we annually file a Community Benefit report with the Illinois Attorney General. It includes our Mission statement; community benefit plan - community health care needs considered, amount and types of community benefits provided, charity policy, and audited financial statements.

Our community benefit activities take many forms, involve many partners, and serve a variety of populations.

Needs Assessment of our service area

St. Elizabeth's also has a well-established tradition of partnering with other organizations to improve the health of the community. The primary service area for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital covers most of St. Clair County, pop. 270,046 (2010 Census). The secondary service area extends into Monroe, Clinton, Randolph and Madison Counties. Total population of the primary and secondary service area is 353,346 (2010 Census). St. Elizabeth’s Hospital also serves as a referral hospital the HSHS Southern Illinois Division which includes St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese and St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

The Affordable Care Act, enacted in 2010, requires hospital organizations to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at least once every three taxable years, effective for taxable years beginning after March 23, 2012.

In 2012, we worked closely with the St. Clair County Healthy Department participating in the development of the County's IPLAN (Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs). The IPLAN is a community health assessment and planning process that is conducted by the local health jurisdictions in Illinois. It is used by St. Elizabeth's to determine the hospital's community benefit improvement strategies.

2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Report
2018 Community Health Implementation Plan
FY2018 CHNA Appendix FY2015 Evaluation

FY2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Plan

Community Health Fairs and Events

St. Elizabeth's Hospital works with numerous community groups outside our walls to share important health information, provide screenings or present on a specific health-related topic. If your group would like to have St. Elizabeth's represented at an upcoming event, please download and submit your information through our Community Event Request Form.

Physician Partnerships

It’s our privilege to work together with Prairie Heart Inistitue, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, Saint Louis University Hospital and HSHS Medical Group who elevate the quality of care available in our community.  Learn