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Community. Health. Excellence. Life. 
Memorial Health System believes in more than providing the best local healthcare. We believe in investing in our community, supporting our neighbors, our families, and friends. Our commitment focuses on the betterment of our community - as an employer, as a corporate citizen and as a community resource and as a healthcare provider. 

Our offices, physicians, staff, and volunteers extend themselves well beyond patient care. We provide community clinical support services, wellness education, programs, support groups, financial support to local organizations, and our own personal time to ensure the highest quality of life for everyone within our community. We call it giving back. 

Community Health Needs Assessment 
Memorial Health System conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to evaluate the health of the community, identify high priority health needs, and develop strategies to address the needs of the community. The 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment represents a combination of quantitative and qualitative information based on census data, Ohio Department of Health, Community Health Council survey and more. All sources can be found at the end of the document. 

While the Community Health Needs Assessment was completed by Memorial Health System, the data, priorities and action plans are a collaborative result of several community representatives and agencies from our Community Committee and Community Health Council. The action plan can be found at the end of the document. Click here to read the full report.

Charity Care 
Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization where everyone is welcome, regardless of their ability to pay. Charity care is at the heart of our community benefits program. Charity care provides medical attention to our area’s most vulnerable and uninsured, many of whom would not otherwise receive care. Last year we provided over $20 million in unreimbursed care. 

Community Wellness 
Part of our mission extends to wellness education and health prevention. We speak out in our community, sponsor support groups, provide dozens of wellness programs and provide monthly opportunities for free and/or low-cost health screenings. We easily reach over 15,000 community members a year in one of our community wellness programs. 

To schedule someone to speak at your Health Fair or Speakers Bureau events, please fill out the form at the respective links. 

Developing the Community 
Memorial Health System supports partnerships, community health coalitions, area chambers of commerce, local not-for-profit organizations, local schools and governments. Additionally, many of our staff members, physicians and volunteers donate their time to serve on local boards, committees, and associations. 

Health Education 
We provide opportunities for local students to train within our hospital under various educational programs and agreements with area school systems. This program serves both the students and the community as it often increases our supply of local health care workers. 

Support from our Team 
Our employees also recognize the value of financial support to their community and can be found supporting local efforts such as the United Way Drive and our Hunger Solutions initiative. The investment we make in our community and the programs we provide, impact the lives of all of us. We're proud of our ability to give back and make our community a better place for everyone

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401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750
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