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Overview

Areas We Serve

Carmel

Franciscan Health Carmel may be the smallest facility in the Franciscan Health system, but its staff is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Hamilton County. In 2016, Franciscan Health provided funding, staff assistance, and car seat programs with Trinity Free Clinic in Carmel, IN. Franciscan Health nurses led depression and behavioral health clinics to compliment the physical and dental care offered by Trinity Free Clinic.

Because Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville functioned as one unit in 2016, see the graph below for the investments and people served in Central Indiana. In 2016, Central Indiana staff served 1,405,966 people and invested a total of $110,777,630. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $97,339,905
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $2,057,370
  • Health Professions Education: $7,683,623
  • Subsidized Health Services: $2,022,049
  • Research: $1,553,523
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $121,160
  • Other: $13,437,725

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Crawfordsville

Franciscan Health Crawfordsville has started the first paramedicine program in Indiana as part of its contribution to the community. This program is designed to provide extra support through home visits with specially trained paramedics for some chronic conditions. Paramedics check the home for safety issues, assist with basic needs, and help the client get back the quality of life they once had. This initiative has become a model for other communities.

In 2016, Crawfordsville staff served 159,084 people and invested a total of $8,126,924. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $5,241,981
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $133,291
  • Health Professions Education: $14,124
  • Subsidized Health Services: $2,698,113
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $39,415
  • Other: $2,884,943

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Graph of Crawfordsville Community Benefit Community Health Benefit

Crown Point

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. That’s why Franciscan Health Crown Point brought in the national Stepping On program to the community. This free program provides several weeks of assessments, physical therapy, a home visit to check for hazards, and education. The program is based on scientific evidence and has wonderful outcomes for those who go through the program.

In 2016, Crown Point staff served 97,352 people and invested a total of $23,522,675. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $15,078,003
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $178,218
  • Health Professions Education: $236,091
  • Subsidized Health Services: $8,000,128
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $30,235
  • Other: $8,444,672

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Crown Point Community Benefit

Dyer

Adolescent depression has become more and more prevalent in communities across the US. Franciscan Health Hammond and Dyer is working with Lake County schools and youth organizations to offer the Adolescent Coping with Depression program. Using a small group setting, the evidence based program provides cognitive behavioral therapy for teens identified to be most at risk.

Because of the operations of our Dyer and Hammond facilities, see the graph below for our investments through Franciscan Health Dyer and Hammond. In 2016, Dyer and Hammond staff served 157,806 people and invested a total of $23,827,269. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $17,098,450
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $1,025,131
  • Health Professions Education: $1,498,828
  • Subsidized Health Services: $3,696,671
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $508,189
  • Other: $6,728,819

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Graph Community Benefit Dyer

Hammond

Franciscan Health Hammond, Dyer, and Munster’s Respiratory Therapy team decided to address the high childhood asthma rate in Lake County. By partnering with East Chicago and other school districts, the Franciscan Health team provides education and resources to parents, students, those with asthma, teachers, and other school professionals. This initiative continues to grow across the community and with additional clinical activities.

Because of the operations of our Dyer and Hammond facilities, see the graph below for our investments through Franciscan Health Dyer and Hammond. In 2016, Dyer and Hammond staff served 157,806 people and invested a total of $23,827,269. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $17,098,450
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $1,025,131
  • Health Professions Education: $1,498,828
  • Subsidized Health Services: $3,696,671
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $508,189
  • Other: $6,728,819

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Graph Community Benefit Dyer

Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Indianapolis was the first hospital to join the international Walk with a Doc movement! Started by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist in Ohio who wanted to improve the health of his patients, this program offers an opportunity for people to ask questions of medical professionals and meet new people with similar fitness goals. Participants have reported weight loss, an improvement in attitude, and an increase in overall health. In 2017, Franciscan Health Indianapolis and Indy Parks were selected to pilot A Walk in the Park, which offers a second walk site and information related to chronic disease. The Walk with a Doc program has been so successful, that Franciscan Health now has 10 Walk sites throughout the system.

Because Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville functioned as one unit in 2016, see the graph below for the investments and people served in Central Indiana. In 2016, Central Indiana staff served 1,405,966 people and invested a total of $110,777,630. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $97,339,905
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $2,057,370
  • Health Professions Education: $7,683,623
  • Subsidized Health Services: $2,022,049
  • Research: $1,553,523
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $121,160
  • Other: $13,437,725

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Lafayette East and Central

Indiana currently ranks 43rd in the US for infant mortality. One of the major risk factors for infant mortality is a woman smoking during pregnancy and the baby being exposed to smoke after delivery. Franciscan Health Lafayette determined to make an impact by bringing in the Aspire program. This Franciscan program includes individual coaching sessions, group education meetings, medication and/or nicotine therapy discussions and follow-up support.

In 2016, Lafayette staff served 119,023 people and invested a total of $26,678,070. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $24,561,566
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $783,283
  • Health Professions Education: $403,102
  • Subsidized Health Services: $653,284
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $276,835
  • Other: $2,116,504

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Graph Lafayette Community Benefit

Michigan City

Youth obesity is a difficult problem to solve, but Franciscan Health and the YMCA have come together for an innovative program tailored to each child enrolled in the program.

In 2016, Michigan City staff served 89,593 people and invested a total of $29,313,257. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $23,443,148
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $99,108
  • Health Professions Education: $491,153
  • Subsidized Health Services: $5,111,614
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $168,234
  • Other: $5,870,109

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Graph Michigan City Community Benefit

Mooresville

Morgan County, like many counties in Indiana, have seen the number of adults and youth attempting and completing suicide rise to alarmingly high rates. Franciscan Health Mooresville, with the assistance of many community partners, brought QPR to the county. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Morgan County now has over 40 trained facilitators to spread the message of identifying risks and helping a person get to a safe resource for intervention.

Because Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville functioned as one unit in 2016, see the graph below for the investments and people served in Central Indiana. In 2016, Central Indiana staff served 1,405,966 people and invested a total of $110,777,630. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $97,339,905
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $2,057,370
  • Health Professions Education: $7,683,623
  • Subsidized Health Services: $2,022,049
  • Research: $1,553,523
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $121,160
  • Other: $13,437,725

CHNA Reports

CHIP Reports

Munster

Colorectal cancer isn’t something most people like to talk about, much less get screened. The Oncology staff at Munster came up with a solution: offer free screening kits that people can complete in the comfort and privacy of their own home and just mail in the kit. Working with religious organizations to educate and empower congregations to take the test, kits were distributed to those who have the highest risk factors for colorectal cancer. Those who take the test get a return phone call from a nurse with the findings and resources if needed.

In 2016, Munster staff served 9,822 people and invested a total of $4,852,338. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $4,705,494
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $53,228
  • Health Professions Education: $1,498,828
  • Other: $146,844

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graph munster community benefit

Olympia Fields/Chicago Heights

The Sisters of Perpetual Adoration came to the United States in the late 1800’s for one reason: provide healthcare for those that needed it, regardless of their ability to pay. Franciscan Health continues that mission at every facility, but we ensure even more care at Franciscan Health Olympia Field and Chicago Heights. Franciscan Health staff provide a free primary care clinic and other services on a regular basis that ensure those in the community get the quality care they need and deserve. In addition to providing primary care, special recruitment efforts are underway to bring more specialists into the community to treat the complex chronic diseases many live within the community.

In 2016, South Suburban Chicago staff served 150,025 people and invested a total of $31,418,800. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $25,694,278
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $669,419
  • Health Professions Education: $4,415,287
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $639,816
  • Other: $5,724,522

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south suburban chicago community benefit graph

Rensselaer

Franciscan Health Rensselaer resides in an area identified by the federal government as a health care professional shortage area and critical access area. While several providers have retired or left the area, Franciscan Health is working hard to recruit and retain top professionals to serve the rural communities in Jasper and surrounding counties. This is an ongoing effort to provide the community the quality care they need and deserve.

In 2016, Rensselaer staff served 9,467 people and invested a total of $4,271,090. The breakdown of these expenses include:

  • Financial Assistance for Health Care: $3,807,374
  • Community Health Improvement Services: $23,445
  • Health Professions Education: $15,535
  • Subsidized Health Services: $375,845
  • Cash and In-Kind Contributions: $48,891
  • Other: $463,716

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rensselaer community benefit chart

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