Community Health Improvement
Parkview Noble Hospital's Community Health Improvement Program funds community health improvement efforts within the service area of Parkview Noble Hospital. The hospital sets aside 10 percent of its net income to fund community health initiatives.
Parkview Noble Hospital gives back to the community in the form of improved facilities, education and outreach programs, free and discounted care, volunteerism and much more. Parkview Noble Hospital 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. Each year, the Parkview Noble 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 Improvement Initiatives
Community Nursing Initiative — Parkview Noble Hospital funds a community nurse who assists the school nurses throughout Noble County to provide healthcare services to students, as well as offer additional screenings and health education programs for the students. These services include preventative flu mist and flu vaccines, vision screenings and asthma education.
Healthcare Partners - The economic stresses of the past several years have impacted many at-risk populations. Parkview Noble Community Health Improvement initiatives includes support for agencies who provide direct services to these populations:
- BABE (Life and Family Services)
- Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
- Cole Center Family YMCA
- Common Grace/ Love, Inc.
- Drug Free Noble County
- LEAP of Noble County
- Noble County Association of Retarded Citizens
- Noble County Council on Aging (Noble Transit Services)
- Noble House Ministries
Parkview Noble Hospital recently presented several partner agencies with Community Health Improvement funds for 2013. Seated from left are Denise Lemmon, LEAP of Noble County; Diane Lute, Common Grace/ Love, Inc.; and Anita Pattison, BABE - Life and Family Services; Back row from left, Greg Parker, Noble County Council on Aging (Noble Transit System;) Casey Weimer, Cole Center Family YMCA; Debi Pfaffenberger, Noble House Ministries and Dave Hunter, President of Parkview Noble Hospital. Missing from the photo were representatives from Noble County Association for Retarded Citizens, Drug Free Noble County and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
Primary Health Care Access
Parkview Noble Hospital Community Health Improvement funds support the medication assistance program, located at the hospital. The Parkview Noble Foundation provides the funds for the emergency vouchers for patients’ medications.
Health Screening and Prevention and Disease Management
Parkview Noble Hospital 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.