Community Memorial Hospital Community Engagement

Community CompassionCommunity Memorial Hospital's mission speaks to our commitment to improving the quality of life for the communities we serve. To that end, we reach beyond the walls of our hospital into Waukesha and Washington Counties with a diverse offering of services and programs that benefit "vulnerable populations" — people with limited/affordable access to healthcare services.

We are proud of our commitment to your health and well-being. One step at a time, Community Memorial will continue to improve the quality of life in our community and beyond.

Community Health Needs Assessment

In February 2012, Community Memorial Hospital collaborated on a community survey with JKV Research, LLC, along with Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Columbia St. Mary’s Health System, ProHealth Care, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, the Washington County Health Department and the Waukesha County Health Department. Here are the reports from that survey:

Waukesha County Community Health Survey Report

Washington County Community Health Survey Report

In June 2011, Community Memorial Hospital undertook a community health needs assessment. The assessment was the compilation of state, county and community health assessments along with interviews from 35 different community informants ranging from school district representatives, public health officials, non-profit health and human service professionals, churches, police/fire departments, free clinics and business professionals throughout Waukesha and Washington Counties:

Community Memorial Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment

Key Areas of Community Health Care Needs

Our community benefit efforts are based on identified community health needs established from a community health needs assessment conducted in 2012.

Identified Community Health Needs:

  • Access to Primary & Specialty Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Mental Health
  • Prevention & Wellness

Community Memorial Implementation Strategy

Community Engagement by the Numbers

Community Memorial and St. Joseph’s Hospitals total benefit to the community in fiscal year 2013 was more than $13 million.

Community Outreach Steering Committee Grant

Community Memorial’s commitment includes grants to local not-for-profit organizations that support community health improvement efforts focused on access to primary care, chronic disease management, mental health and prevention and wellness in the hospital’s service area. Annually $50,000 of grants are awarded to local non-profit organizations. To apply or for more information contact Andy Dresang at 262-257-3047 or e-mail at

Community Outreach Steering Committee Fund Request

Community Outreach Health Clinic

The Community Outreach Health Clinic is a community-based, private, non-profit autonomous agency governed by Community Outpatient Services with a mission to:

  • Provide quality, non-emergency medical, dental and pharmaceutical care
  • Refer clients to appropriate community services
  • Encourage a preventive, wellness lifestyle through education and counseling

To uninsured and underinsured persons residing in Community Memorial Hospital’s service area, using volunteer professional staff.

Learn more about the Community Outreach Health Clinic.