Throughout the state, hospitals work to improve health — at both the individual and community level. These activities can occur in the clinical environment. However, hospitals’ missions extend far beyond the boundaries of the emergency department, exam room or hospital campus.
Hospitals’ many community-focused health improvement activities are designed to keep Missourians active, healthy and productive. At the same time, hospitals’ investments in infrastructure and the latest technology strengthen the economic core of the communities they serve.
Together, the actions of these caregivers and institutions reflect the values we cherish in this state. The benefits of these everyday efforts constitute a hospital’s community investment. This Community Investment Report is designed to help Missourians understand how their local hospital — and hospitals throughout the state — contributes to a stronger, healthier community.