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Community Engagement

Community Memorial, St. Joseph’s and Froedtert Hospitals’ mission speaks to our commitment to improving the quality of life for the communities we serve. We reach beyond the walls of our hospital into Waukesha, Washington and Milwaukee Counties with a diverse offering of services and programs that benefit “vulnerable populations” – people with limited affordable access to health care services.

The two community hospitals of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin system join the capabilities of Froedtert Hospital, an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, and primary care and multispecialty clinics to deliver highly coordinated, cost-effective health care to residents of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. 

We are proud of our commitment to your health and well-being. One step at a time, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will continue to improve the quality of life in our communities and beyond.

What is Community Engagement?

Community Engagement proactively addresses community health needs through innovative programs and partnerships that improve population health and reduce disparities. 

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years, Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Froedtert Hospital collaborated on a community survey with JKV Research, LLC, other local area health systems and Health Departments. Learn more about Community Health Needs Assessment at the following locations:

Key Areas of Community Health Care Needs

Our community engagement efforts are based on identified community health needs established from our recent community health needs assessments. Those identified community health needs are:

  • Access to primary, specialty and preventative care
  • Access to health care coverage
  • Alcohol and other drug abuse
  • Obesity and physical activity (St. Joseph’s Hospital)
  • Chronic disease management
  • Prevention and wellness (Community Memorial Hospital)
  • Violence and injury prevention (Froedtert Hospital)
  • Nutrition and physical activity (Froedtert Hospital)

For more information on specific on programming and activities for Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Froedtert Hospital please see our Community Health Improvement Plans.

Community Engagement by the Numbers 

Froedtert Hospital's total community benefit in fiscal year 2013 was over $141 million. Community Memorial and St. Joseph’s Hospitals total benefit to the community in fiscal year 2013 was more than $13 million. As a system, total benefit to the community was more than $155 million. Learn more about our efforts in our reports: