Community Benefit Report

We are committed to our community

Fairview Health Services has a long-standing history of giving back to the community. We're proud of our community programs that extend beyond traditional health care, promoting health and wellbeing.

We listen to the needs of our communities and respond with appropriate programs and services, investing in community health partnerships, educational programs, and uncompensated care. We also support efforts to increase access to services, educate future health professionals, and conduct research.

What is community benefit?

Our community benefit programs and activities focus on our mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer, healthier lives and must meet at least one of these objectives:

  • Improve access to health care services.
  • Enhance the health of the community.
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge.

Highlights of our community commitment

Fairview’s community benefit in 2018 totaled $398.73 million. When other contributions are considered, such as losses as a result of Medicare underfunding, Fairview’s support for the community reached $890.58 million.

Fairview’s community benefit numbers are determined by following the Catholic Health Association guidelines. Please note, this methodology is different from what's used on Fairview's Federal Form 990.

398 million dollars

These numbers reflect support of our communities surrounding Bethesda Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Range, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, University of Minnesota Medical Center, and Woodwinds Health Campus.

Learn more
For additional information about community benefit reporting activity, contact:
Joan Pennington, Senior Director, Community Benefit and Measurement, 651-232-4937
Jenny Morman, Manager, Community Benefit at 612-706-4560