Community Launchpad

Community Launchpad

Community Launchpad is the innovation incubator of Community Health Network. Designed as an entrepreneurial epicenter, Community Launchpad fosters a creative work environment for Community Health Network employees, as well as external collaborators such as universities, corporate America and entrepreneurs, to improve the delivery of healthcare for patients. The goal is to develop breakthrough healthcare products and services that will be utilized at Community Health Network and commercialized throughout the healthcare industry.

Innovation has been part of Community Health Network’s DNA since 1956, when our quest to provide better health to more people began with the opening of our first hospital, a breakthrough facility that included cutting-edge features like air conditioning and “space age” nursing units. Since then, innovation has fueled the opening of the first all-digital heart hospital, led us to implement a single, unified patient medical record, and serves as our beacon to provide more than 2 million patient encounters each year.

Our Approach

At Community Launchpad, innovation is defined by measurable advancements in our core business. Centered on a strong core purpose, Community Launchpad applies a corporate approach to healthcare innovation. The focus of Community Launchpad is to think boldly…but with a sense of urgency. It won’t be business as usual…but business with a sense of entrepreneurial spirit…to embrace uncertainty…and to make a difference through big ideas.

Guiding Principles

Leadership Team

Meet the team who helped create Community Launchpad and who continue to grow the business of innovation at Community and beyond.

Meet the Team

Contact Us

To learn more about how Launchpad can improve healthcare innovation, please email

More About Launchpad

Launchpad - Submit Innovation Ideas
Have an Idea to Discuss?

Ideas can start anywhere. Even a cocktail napkin. Whether you're an employee or outside entrepreneur, we invite you to submit your innovative idea.

Submit Idea
Launchpad - Innovation Competition
Innovation Competition

Community's innovation competition has sparked thousands of ideas since its inception. Meet our competition finalists and learn about their ideas.

Meet the Finalists
Launchpad - Support Our Cause
Support Our Cause

Community Launchpad relies on philanthropic support from grateful patients and their families, corporations and foundations to fuel our quest.

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