Giving Back

Community Health Improvement

​Giving back to our communities

Parkview’s Community Health Improvement Program funds efforts within the communities served by each Parkview-affiliated hospital. Parkview hospitals in Allen, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble and Whitley counties set aside 10 percent of their net income to fund community health initiatives.

Through this program, Parkview gives back to the community in the form of improved facilities, education and outreach programs, free and discounted medical care, volunteerism and much more. 

Parkview is reaching out to make our neighborhoods and communities healthier through:

  • Financial assistance

  • Community health improvement initiatives

  • Primary health care/access

  • Health screening and prevention and disease management

Parkview's mission includes caring for people who can't afford to pay for their healthcare.  Each year the hospital provides thousands of dollars in financial assistance to the community. The hospital places its priority on providing the necessary care, not on who is going to pay the bill.

Community Health Partners

These partner organizations have been selected to receive program support for specific initiatives that addresses issues that affect the health status of individuals and families in communities throughout northeast Indiana.

Allen County

  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
  • Community Action of NE Indiana, Inc. (CANI)
  • Community Transportation Network, Inc.
  • Matthew 25, Inc.
  • Midwest Alliance for Health Education, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc.
  • Super Shot, Inc.
  • Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inc.

Huntington County

  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
  • Huntington County Council on Aging
  • Huntington County Free Health Clinic (Community & Family Services)
  • Huntington County Emergency Shelter (Community & Family Services)
  • United Way, Health & Wellness Coalition
  • Youth Services Bureau

LaGrange County

  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
  • Community Action of NE Indiana, Inc. (CANI)
  • LaGrange County Council on Aging
  • LaGrange County Economic Development Corp.

Noble County

  • Beds & Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.)
  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
  • Cole Center Family YMCA
  • Common Grace/Love Inc.
  • Drug Free Noble County
  • Leap of Noble County
  • Noble County ARC/Foundations
  • Noble County Council on Aging/Transit System
  • Noble House Ministries

Whitley County

  • Beds & Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.)
  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
  • Community Action of NE Indiana (CANI)
  • Interfaith Mission, Inc.
  • The Center for Whitley County Youth
 

Primary Healthcare Access

In addition to providing financial assistance, Parkview also reaches out to individuals who are underinsured, uninsured, and special at-risk populations by providing funding for local clinics and supporting medical transportation programs.

Community Nursing Initiative 

We believe the knowledge and skill of dedicated nurses has great benefit outside the hospital walls. Since 1998, Parkview has funded a program placing Parkview nurses in strategic positions throughout the community. Funding supports nurses in public schools demonstrating the greatest health needs.  In addition, Parkview provides two diabetes specialty nurses, an asthma specialty nurse, and a respiratory therapist to improve the health of children in Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools and Northwest Allen County Schools

Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Program

In partnership with Francine’s Friends and the Breast Diagnostic Center, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center administers a mobile mammography program in northeast Indiana and the surrounding counties. This initiative began in December of 2005 and is targeted to increase the number of women age 40 and over that should be receiving a mammogram annually. In addition, the program provides financial assistance to those who do not have the means to pay for a mammogram or further diagnostic testing. The 2007 community health assessment revealed a nine percent increase in mammography screenings for Allen County. 

Medication Assistance Program

Parkview’s Medication Assistance Program helps low-income patients obtain prescription medications at discharge, and as a part of long-term Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs to meet patients’ health maintenance needs.

Health Screening and Prevention and Disease Management

Parkview sponsors and participates in numerous health fairs and activities throughout the year to provide health education, health screenings for disease prevention and to promote healthy lifestyles. The hospital also provides support groups to assist patients and families in managing disease.

Trauma Prevention Education

Parkview Regional Medical Center is verified as Level II adult and pediatric trauma centers by the American College of Surgeons. It is not only Parkview's responsibility to provide emergency care, but to also conduct public education with the goal of reducing the number of preventable injuries in the community. To help accomplish this, the hospital sponsors a trauma prevention task force that consists of Parkview emergency and trauma staff, other employees, community-based emergency response professionals, and representatives from the community. Some of the programs developed to reduce the number of people who suffer traumatic injury include: Don’t Text & Drive, Don't Drink & Drive, Bike Safety, teen driving clinics, and infant car seat safety programs.

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