Community Benefit Plan
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Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center, as a not-for-profit hospital, maintains and implements a community benefit plan that is designed to enhance the health and well-being of the community it serves.
Community partnerships and affiliations are promoted and developed in an ongoing effort to maximize human, physical, and financial resources within the community. The organization serves as a catalyst for action and a resource for planning, educating, and consulting in health care matters. Through involvement with community organizations, partnership-building is ongoing so that a broad based vision for community health and a common set of values guide continuous efforts over time.
The community benefit plan is designed to promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
To enhance the health and well-being of our patients, their families, and the community through the provision of safe, caring, effective health care services that are designed to promote or improve health and wellness.
To be acknowledged as a premier provider of health care services, recognized by our patients, the community, and other external customers as the organization where:
- Patients want to receive care;
- Physicians want to practice;
- Employees want to work; and
- Community members and leaders want to build and maintain collaborative partnerships.
Targeted Geographic Area
The hospital is committed to working within the primary service area of Hawaiian Gardens, which is .9 square miles, and has a population of approximately 15,000 residents. In addition, it serves or influences, through broad-based community partnerships, physician relationships, community resources and affiliations, the cities of Norwalk, Artesia, Cerritos, and Bellflower.
Community partnerships are designed to integrate hospital services within the community and include those programs that promote community health and wellness. The primary community partnership is through the Southeast Collaborative which is comprised of community and hospital leaders from the primary and secondary service areas. The Collaborative is used as a mechanism for:
- Evaluating attitudes and perceptions of the needs of the community;
- Evaluating current roles and efforts that relate to ongoing health assessment;
- Maintaining a mechanism for visualizing the organization’s current relationships in the community;
- Defining and maximizing efforts by community stakeholders;
- Promoting partnerships that address the social, economic, employment, and health care needs of the community, including health education, prevention, and wellness;
- Promoting and supporting programs that develop character, citizenship, and responsibility for the youth and families of the community;
- Working with city representatives and other local, state, and federal leaders to identify and address policies that can impact the social, economic, employment, and health care needs of the community.
Membership for the Collaborative is comprised of business professionals, service agencies, schools and educators, health care providers and City Council Members. A partial listing of representatives and community organizations is as follows:
- The City of Hawaiian Gardens
- Head Start
- Lakewood sheriff
- Director of Gang Task Force
- ABC school district
- Fedde Middle School
- Los Cerritos Community News
- Hawaiian Elementary
- Artesia High School
- Senior Advisory Committee
- Cerritos Chamber of Commerce
Description of Health Programs
The hospital, through the members of the collaborative, and a periodic community health assessment process, identifies the needs of the community. A partial description of health programs organized by the facility includes:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Stroke prevention
- Risks for heart attack
- Safe Medication Administration
A newly established diabetes education and support group has been developed under the direction of Dr. M. Tran which is designed to educate the community on how to better manage or reduce the incidence of diabetes in high risk populations.
The education team includes a Registered Dietician, a Clinical Licensed Social Worker, and a Registered Nurse.
Diabetes education topics include:
- Understanding diabetes
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Insulin management
- Sick day guidelines
- Meal planning
- Prevention of complications
- Foot, skin, and dental care guidelines
- Balancing nutrition, exercise, medication, and monitoring glucose levels
- Coping skills
- Disease prevention
Bike for Life Program
The hospital is currently participating in the Bike-for-Life program which is designed to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity within the community. By working with school officials and members of the city council, proper nutrition and exercise is promoted for all school-age children and adolescents. Participants are eligible to receive a bicycle as a means of encouraging and promoting daily exercise.
Through the Community Liaison and other hospital personnel, staff participate in or coordinate the following programs:
- Woman-to-Woman Group
- The Gang Reduction Task Force
- The Senior Advisory Council
Payment Assistance Program
As a not-for-profit organization the facility maintains a payment assistance program which is designed to refer inpatients to agencies and resources that help determine eligibility for government sponsored health insurance programs. Resource staff provide you assistance with the application process and in identifying whether you meet eligibility requirements.
If you are uninsured or do not qualify for a government sponsored insurance program you may be eligible for free or discounted services, depending on your income level or specific circumstances.
Our business office staff can provide you with an application, which you will need to complete and return to determine eligibility for payment assistance. For further information, please contact:
Mary Ann Ray