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Community Benefit Report

Middle Tennessee

The Saint Thomas Health Network Service Center includes system-level Saint Thomas Health associates and departments that serve the system as a whole. Located in Nashville, the corporate office facilitates and supports the community benefit and community building efforts of each Saint Thomas Health ministry and has developed community benefit and building efforts of its own which are implemented throughout the Saint Thomas Health communities in Middle Tennessee.

Saint Thomas Health (STH) supports a variety of efforts and continues to work in collaboration with other community agencies to address the health and well-being of its communities, especially the un- and under-served, including restricted cash donations to outside organizations, in-kind donation of associates time/services to outside organizations, and representation on community/non-profit boards and committees, which improve the health and quality of life of the communities served. Saint Thomas Health provided the following programs and donations during the 2015 fiscal year to address the CHNA priority needs identified:

Access to Care

Health Education & Practical Application

  • Programs:
    • Continuing Medical Education Conferences;
    • Graduate Medical Education;
    • Medical Library
  • Donations:
    • United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

Mental & Dental Health

  • Programs:
    • Behavioral Healthcare expansion in Hickman County
  • Donations:
    • Hope Smiles

Wellness / Obesity / Food

  • Donations:
    • The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness
    • Habitat for Humanity

Physical Activity

  • Donations:
    • The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness