Community Benefit Report

We are committed to our community

Fairview Health Services is committed to the health and wellbeing of our communities. For generations we have served the people of Minnesota, cared for our patients, and invested in the people and partnerships that make us stronger, together. As a nonprofit health system and an anchor institution—an organization rooted in our communities—we have a commitment to intentionally apply our long-term, place-based economic power and human capital in partnership with community to mutually benefit the long-term wellbeing of both.

We recognize that this commitment begins in and with our communities. This work cannot be done alone, we must collaborate with community-based organizations, local public health departments, and other health systems. Our efforts, resources, and commitments are investments in the health and wellbeing of our communities where we live, work, learn, play, and worship.

What is community benefit?

Our community benefit programs and activities focus on our mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer, healthier lives and must meet at least one of these objectives:

  • Improve access to health care services.
  • Enhance the health of the community.
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge.
  • Relieve the burden of government to improve health.

Highlights of our community commitment

We are proud to share our 2019 Community Impact overview. This report highlights the impact made across the state of Minnesota through programs and partnerships in our communities. The numbers are a snapshot of 2019 initiatives, programs, and services guided by the community health needs assessment and co-designed with the communities we serve. This process helps inform where our investments will make the greatest impact, promoting health and wellbeing.

This work helps to achieve our mission with initiatives that help people experiencing health inequities to address clinical, social, and economic factors that affect their ability to thrive.

Below is an overview of Fairview’s community benefit numbers, as well as other investments made in the community. Please note, this methodology is different from what’s used on Fairview’s Federal Form 990.

These numbers reflect support of our communities surrounding M Health Fairview Bethesda Hospital, M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center, M Health Fairview Northland Medical Center, M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital, M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital, M Health Fairview St. Joseph's Hospital, M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, and Woodwinds Health Campus. Also included are investments from our over 60 clinics, and affiliate partners Fairview Range Medical Center and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital.

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For additional information about community benefit reporting activity, contact:
Joan Pennington, Senior Director, Community Benefit and Measurement, 651-232-4937
Jenny Morman, Manager, Community Benefit at 612-706-4560