CHNA Reports

About the Community Health Needs Assessment 

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is used to identify prevalent health needs among residents across all socioeconomic groups, races and ethnicities. The CHNA also highlights health disparities which disproportionately impact medically underserved, low-income and uninsured populations. The information and insight gained through the CHNA will be used to guide new strategies and enhance existing efforts to improve the health of our communities. Northwestern Medicine and its community health partners share a vision of a healthy community, and we are committed to working together to address significant health needs and make the greatest possible impact on community health status.

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CHNA Reports and Implementation Plans

Community Benefits Plan Report

The Annual Nonprofit Community Benefits Plan: NMH

Community Benefits Investments FY2021*

Community Benefits Plan Report donut chart

Government-sponsored Indigent Care: 849.1M

Charity Care: 79.7M

Education: 76.3M

Bad Debt: 22.9M

Research: 61.2M

Health Service: 40.3M

Language Assistance: 7.6M

Donations: 6.4M

Community Benefits: 3.9M

Volunteers: 0.1M

Contact

For additional information, to provide feedback, or to request a free copy of the reports, please contact:

The Office of External Affairs : 
Holly Manprisio
312.926.2301
CommunityHealth@nm.org

The Annual Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits Plan Report is public information, has been filed with the Illinois Attorney General and is available to the by visiting https://www.nm.org/about-us/financial-statements-and-annual-reports or by contacting Kelly Flesch at kflesch.nm.org.

For the time period of this report, fiscal year 2021 (FY2021), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) was the nonprofit corporate parent of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital, Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital, and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine. NMHC was also the nonprofit corporate parent of Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Foundation and other subsidiaries. As of January 1, 2021, NMHC is also the nonprofit corporate parent of Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Palos Medical Group; Palos Hospital and Palos Medical Group are included in this report for the period of January 1, 2021, to August 31, 2021. On September 1, 2021 — beyond the scope of this report — the operations of Palos Medical Group were merged into Regional Medical Group.

NMHC submitted the Annual Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits Plan Report for FY2021 to the Illinois Attorney General on behalf of each of its subsidiaries.