Community Benefit

Saint Thomas Health is a Community of Healing.

We are dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We continue the work of our founding religious sponsors in responding to health needs within our community.

What is Community Benefit?

A response to an identified Community Need that meets one of the following:

  • Improves access to health care services
  • Enhances the health of the community
  • Advances medical or health care knowledge
  • Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community effort

Source: Catholic Health Association and VHA (2012)

Health is: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Source: World Health Organization

Learn more about Community Health Needs Assessments

For additional information and collaboration inquiries, please contact:
Nancy Zuech Lim, MPH
Executive Director, Community Health & Benefit / Saint Thomas Health

2013 Letter to Community Partners.docxLetter to Community Partners and Proposal for Collaboration

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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