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Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Community Health Improvement

Community Health Improvement Process

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s delivers the promise of its mission statement through an established structure of a Community Health Improvement Committee at each hospital including Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee, Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute. The structure is established consistent with our policy. Each Committee developed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) which led to a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHNA and CHIP were incorporated into the health system’s strategic plan, the Integrated Strategic and Operational and Financial Plan (ISOFP).

The website contains the CHNA and CHIP information for each hospital, including the data sources used to generate the final documents.

Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plans

2017 Community Benefit in Wisconsin

From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, Ascension Wisconsin's benefit to the communities we serve totaled more than $257 million. Whether in Southeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley or North-Central Wisconsin, our commitment to community benefit reflects our Mission to serve all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Through community benefits programs or activities, we can:

  • Improve access to health services

  • Advance medical or health knowledge

  • Enhance population health

  • Reduce the burden of government to improve health

Download our Community Benefit PDF.



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