Community Involvement

Hennepin County Medical Center is recognized for providing healthcare services to patients in our neighborhood clinics and medical center in downtown Minneapolis. But our connections to the community take us well beyond the walls of the hospital or clinics.

We are committed to understanding the needs of the communities we serve, going into the community to meet those needs, and engaging in a conversation with the community along the way.

In the community

HealthFair 11 Logo

We are excited to be in the community throughout the year at celebrations, neighborhood events and health walks and runs. Through our partnership with HealthFair 11, we bring essential health screenings and health education to your neighborhood. Visit the HealthFair 11 website to see where we’re going to be next. We’ll also be at neighborhood events and offer onsite classes.

Listening to the community

Elderly Patient with Provider Photo

Our Health Services Plan and Community Health Needs Assessment describe the health needs of the community and our role in serving those needs. The 2013 Annual Report outlines HCMC’s efforts and outcomes in this area. You may request a hard copy of either document by calling 612-873-9516.

Sustaining the community

We have a sustainability reporting process to affirm our mission of providing access to quality care for all, improved environment for our staff, and stewardship of the cost of healthcare. Here is a copy of our Sustainability Report, that creates a baseline for future reports and helps set goals to reduce waste, carbon footprints, water use and energy consumption.

Closing the loop

Mom, Son, Staff at Whittier Photo

The Hennepin Health Foundation exists to guide and encourage those in the community who wish to support the mission of Hennepin Healthcare System to provide the best possible care to every patient, search for new ways to improve care, educate health care providers, and ensure access to healthcare for all. Generosity from the community removes barriers to healthcare access, offers aid and comfort to our patient population, ensures a stable, competent workforce and launches community health innovations. We look forward to helping you create an impact that is meaningful to you.