Community Benefit - North Region
Community’s North Region provides many examples of the organization listening to neighbors, understanding their needs, and working to address them.
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Community's commitment to our neighbors dates back to the 1980s, when we saw a growing population base that did not have adequate care options nearby. Community opened its first MedCheck urgent care clinic to serve those neighbors, and by 1985 we opened Community Hospital North, which now anchors our largest healthcare campus. The need for services that we observed three decades ago has grown steadily ever since, and Community has continued to invest in much-needed, specialized care in the region:
- The new Community Cancer Center North (opened in 2017), affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network®
- Community Heart and Vascular Hospital for advanced cardiovascular needs
- Community Rehabilitation Hospital for recovery from brain injury, stroke and more
Our commitment to exceptional care, simply delivered is demonstrated through our comprehensive network of primary care reaching closer to our neighbors’ homes, along with one-stop health pavilions, additional urgent care options, and home care services.
Mental Health Initiatives
Community Health Network, Hamilton Southeastern Schools and City of Fishers have created a unique partnership to consider how to pool resources and coordinate efforts to ensure that mental health challenges don’t go untreated within the community. The mission of the mental health task force is to develop a community that embraces mental health treatment before crises occur, protect the welfare and safety of Fishers residents and take a systemic approach to mental health challenges in the community.
Meeting Community Needs Beyond Healthcare
Community works with local civic organizations to help us meet a wide range of community needs beyond healthcare. For example, we’re partnering with numerous organizations to address social factors that impact health, such as food insecurity, utility needs, transportation, interpersonal violence and social isolation.
Lawrence Community Gardens
Lawrence Community Gardens (LCG) grows organic produce on four acres to provide area pantries with quality, fresh produce for those who need their services and to provide the community with equal access to fresh, nutrient-dense foods. The top priorities for the gardens are food equality and providing innovative solutions to the food desert situation in the far east side.
Serve360º volunteers from Community Health Network assist with the gardens.
Community Cupboard of Lawrence
To combat food insecurity, Community operates the Community Cupboard of Lawrence, a food pantry that serves Lawrence Township residents in need of assistance.
Education plays a strong role in enhancing well-being, which is why we build vital connections to schools in all of our regions. In the North Region, we partner with Lawrence Township, Washington Township and Noblesville schools in multiple ways, providing school nurses to meet the needs of students, operating an employer clinic that makes it easier for teachers, staff and their families to get well and stay healthy, and putting healthier athletes on the field through a variety of sports medicine services.
Further north, in Hamilton County, we collaborate with schools, businesses, human service agencies and other healthcare providers on the Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County. Its activities are guided by a community health needs assessment.
Project Search Indiana
Project Search Indiana is a high school transition program targeted for students whose main goal is competitive employment. The program is a worksite-based school-to-work program for students with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Community North is once again partnering to make Project Search Indiana a success. We’ve just welcomed a new cohort of students to take part in the program. Project Search Indiana is a collaborative effort with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Indiana University Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Easter Seals Crossroads and Lawrence Township schools.