Our Mission guides everything we do. As Saint Joseph Mercy Health System continues our healing ministry into the 21st century, we are called to both serve others and transform care delivery. We reinvest our resources back into the community through new technologies, vital health services and access for everyone regardless of their circumstances.
We call our commitment "Community Benefit Ministry."
Community benefit is an organized and measured approach to meeting community health needs. It implies collaboration with a "community" to "benefit" its residents by improving health status and quality of life.
In 2012, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Livingston and St. Mary Mercy Livonia participated in a Community Health Needs Assessment for Washtenaw, Livingston, Western Wayne and South Oakland County area to identify community perceptions of health concerns, barriers to access, gaps in service, health education, prevention services, vulnerable populations and social concerns. A plan was developed for addressing needs within the community. See our full reports:
2014 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
Please take this 5-minute survey on the health needs in our community. This information will be used in our Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy. The survey link will be open through October 17th. Results will be shared with the five local wellness coalitions October 20th through November 20th. If you have questions or comments please call Reiley Curran at (734) 593-5279.
Our health organization is involved in a wide array of community benefit activities and services that need to be categorized and explained - in detail - on the IRS form called "Form 990 Schedule H."