Our Commitment to Our Communities
Fairview’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. Fairview is proud of its century-old network of community programs that reach where traditional health care cannot. We listen to the needs of our communities and respond with appropriate programs and services, investing in community health partnerships, educational programs and uncompensated care. We also invest in efforts to increase access to services, educate future health professionals and conduct research.
In 2011, Fairview’s community benefit, as determined by the Catholic Health Association/VHA guidelines, totaled $270.69 million. When other contributions such as losses as a result of Medicare underfunding are considered, Fairview’s support for the community topped out at $514.23 million in 2011.
We take our mission and our community commitment seriously. We are constantly making efforts to improve the quality of health care and to provide exceptional care to each person, every day.
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $91.14 million
Medicaid surcharge $22.36 million
MinnesotaCare tax $32.80 million
Community services $15.37 million
Subsidized health services $2.21 million
Education and work force development $86.43 million
Research $2.86 million
Cash and in-kind donations $0.73 million
Total cost of community benefit* $270.69 million
Other care provided without compensation $58.07 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients $22.95 million
Taxes and fees $6.07 million
Total value of community contributions $514.23 million
*As defined in the Catholic Health Association/VHA Inc. guidelines
Fairview has a number of programs to assist patients with payments. Learn more about these financial assistance programs.
Fairview offers community education classes for expecting and new parents and more. Visit our community classes search page.
Fairview works with local communities throughout much of Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. Learn more about our Community Health programming.
Strategic community partnerships
Fairview partners with both the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes. These strategic partners share Fairview's mission of providing world-class cardiovascular care and care for moms and babies. Learn more about our Fairview's current involvement with these partners.
Giving to our community
As a nonprofit organization, Fairview relies on philanthropic support to improve the health of our patients and our communities as a whole. Gifts to Fairview help support patient assistance programs and our network of community outreach programs and partnerships. Learn more about giving to Fairview.