SIH Community Benefits

What is a Community Benefit?

We make every effort to fulfill our not-for profit mission to “improve the health and well-being of all of the people in the communities we serve.” Besides providing charity care and financial assistance to patients, we want to positively impact our communities by extending care beyond hospital walls and into the neighborhoods where people live and work.

Community benefits are the programs and services that SIH offers to meet these community health needs, in partnership with coalitions, public health departments, schools, workplaces, faith communities and other community agencies and groups. The Community Benefits Department seeks to bring health-related programs to the areas where they are most needed and to address the issues identified in the SIH Community Health Needs Assessment.

  • Issue #1 – Social Determinants of Health
  • Issue #2 – Behavioral Health
  • Issue #3 – Chronic Disease Prevention, Management and Treatment 

$2,795,983 –Given Back to the Region in FY 2022 Through Community Benefits (improving health and quality of life extends beyond diagnosis and treatment. This includes community health education and outreach services.)

SIH Community Benefit Programs

  • Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network (HSIDN) | Community Coalitions & Action Teams
  • Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well, Be Well | Diabetes and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Courage to Quit Program | Smoking Cessation
  • Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Camp B.E.T.A | Camp for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Nutrition Education & Healthy Cooking Demonstrations | Mobile Kitchen
  • Community Outreach, Wellness Screenings and Education
  • Southern Illinois Tobacco Disparities Partnership (SITDP)
  • Statewide Opioid Response Program
  • Medical Legal Partnership of Southern Illinois (MLPSI)
  • School Health Programming | Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)
  • And much more

Total FY 2022 SIH Community Benefit: $175,951,860

  • $861,494 – Community Health Improvement
  • $1,372,368 – Grants, Contributions, Sponsorships
  • $562,121 – Community Building Activities
  • $1,421,221 – Subsidized Health Services
  • 3,208,424 – Medical Education and Research
  • $161,424,976 – Unfunded Portion of Government Sponsored Medical Care
  • $7,101,256 – Charity Care (Free or Discounted Care to Those in Need)
SIH Annual Report 2022