Lourdes cares for patients who walk through its doors, but then it goes beyond — reaching out to those most in need to serve them in their homes, in special programs and clinics, and throughout the community.
Lourdes Health System’s community outreach programs serve children, seniors, the homeless, and the medically underserved. The goal is to ensure that every patient, regardless of ability to pay, has access to services that provide for medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.
- The Bridge: Teen Support and Enrichment Program
A unique resource for group sharing and positive lifestyle reinforcement for the adolescent population.
- Child Development Program
No-cost care for babies and toddlers with delays or disabilities.
- Senior Dining Program
Discounts on already inexpensive meals at the Burlington medical center.
- Senior Services
Volunteer home assistance; companionship and assistance in home for seniors by seniors; and senior mentorship of young people.
The American Hospital Association recognized Lourdes nationally for these efforts and accomplishments by awarding it the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Hospital Community Service. The AHA bestows this distinction—one of the most prestigious national honors in the healthcare field—on an organization that demonstrates a commitment to providing its community with innovative programs and services that expand access to care.
Lourdes Health System recognizes and values the many community organizations throughout the region who help to support those in need of medical, financial, social and spiritual support. We have developed this Resource Guide to assist the community in locating those agencies that provide assistance.
Community Benefit Report
Over the years, Lourdes Health System has been a beacon for many in the community. As we move forward, we remain committed to serving all who come to us for care.
Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals to assess the healthcare needs of their communities every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy to address the needs identified. Each hospital must make its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) widely available to the public. Please see the CHNA and CHIP reports for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County below.
Lourdes Health System completed the needs assessment in conjunction with all of the other acute care hospitals in the Lourdes Health System service area. The assessment revealed a number of overlapping health issues for residents living in the Lourdes Health System service areas of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. The Community Health Improvement Plan covers the period from 2014-2016. Each partner in the Collaborative has an organization-specific implementation plan. Yet, all of the partners recognize that in order to support the improved health of the population, the Collaborative needs to continue to work together to identify synergies.
- Community Health Needs Assessment Final Report for Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties [649KB, PDF]
- Community Health Needs Assessment Final Report for Burlington County [456KB, PDF]
- Community Health Improvement Plan for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center [385KB, PDF]
- Community Health Improvement Plan for Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County [384KB, PDF]