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Good Samaritan Medical Center Community Health

GSMC Community HealthMaking a difference in our communities, neighborhood by neighborhood

At Good Samaritan Medical Center, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding greater Brockton communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.

Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. Good Samaritan Medical Center's Community Health Program accomplishes this by:

  • Assessing the unmet health needs of our community
  • Participating on local action committees
  • Funding community-based health care initiatives
  • Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices

In addition, Good Samaritan Medical Center aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve.

Read the latest Community Benefit Report

Good Samaritan Medical Center is a Catholic community hospital, which calls us to the highest standards of compassion and commitment to the common good. We have developed a value system that sets expectations for integrity and conduct among peers across services and impacts all customers, including patients. Good Samaritan Medical Center is committed to our community and government; as such, we put forth our community benefits purpose.

Read the latest Community Benefit Plan

Learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center's Community Benefits Plan, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short and long-term goals for each program or activity.

Community Benefits Plan Addendum

Read the latest Population Health Improvement Report

In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines,Good Samaritan Medical Center completed a community health needs assessment in 2012 to 2013. The resulting report, the Good Samaritan Medical Center Population Health Improvement Report, details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the cities surrounding Good Samaritan Medical Center, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health, and address cost.

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