Community Benefit

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. We live out that mission in countless ways. We recognize our responsibility for providing quality healthcare, regardless of one's ability to pay. Our clinics provide important and meaningful resources to help ensure that those who are without health insurance receive the care they need when confronted with illness or injury.

We recognize that there are unfortunate occasions when patients are not able to pay for their medical care and are not eligible for federal or state medical assistance programs. Through our charity care program, the clinics provide financial assistance to patients unable to pay for their medical services.

Charitable Care

We also return benefits to our communities through a multitude of educational efforts and research projects. Some of these include our leadership participation in health fairs and community health education. One of our pediatricians is working closely with Springfield School District 186 and the Memorial Medical Center Foundation to bring stress reduction education to teachers so they can assist their students. Many of our clinics host physicians/medical students, nursing students, technicians, and other health professionals. Several of our physicians serve on community boards including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Logan County Health Department, Morgan County Health Department, and Sangamon County Medical Society.

For the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2013, Memorial Physician Services returned $738,000 in community benefits.

Memorial Health System Community Benefit Annual Report

Memorial Health System Community Benefit Annual Report

Community Health Needs Assessment

In 2012, Memorial Health Center’s three hospitals, Memorial Medical Center in Sangamon County, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Logan County and Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Christian County, began the process of conducting community health need assessments. Our assessment process brought together representatives from public health, social services and other healthcare organizations to examine data indicators for our counties and to share their personal insights and experiences with health needs in our respective communities. The assessment identified four priorities that Memorial Health System will be addressing: access to healthcare services, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. See the link below for additional information on the assessment and our plan to begin addressing these priorities.

Community Health Needs Assessment