Making a difference in our communities, neighborhood by neighborhood.
- Addressing root causes of health disparities and social determinants of health
- Educating community members on prevention and self care, particularly for chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, substance use disorder, and cancer.
In addition, Good Samaritan Medical Center aims to provide culturally and linguistically-appropriate, health care services that meets the needs of the communities we serve.
Read the latest Community Health Needs Assessment
This report is a comprehensive analysis of health indicators for Good Samaritan Medical Center's service areas, which include Brockton and nineteen neighboring communities, those being Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Canton, Easton, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Holbrook, Mansfield, Middleboro, Norton, Randolph, Raynham, Sharon, Stoughton, Taunton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.
Data was gathered by analyzing publicly available information, by reviewing community feedback gathered through focus groups, by conducting an extensive review of published literature on the health of the population residing in the region and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and by surveying service providers. This data-driven methodology allows Good Samaritan Medical Center to investigate the resource requirements of the community in order to better streamline resources and inform community-based initiatives.
The information from our 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment can be used to highlight needs within the community and help develop targeted population health improvement strategies. The Community Health Needs Assessment is reviewed every three years.
Read the latest Community Benefit Implementation Strategy
Read the latest Community Benefit Report
Good Samaritan Medical Center is proud to be able to report key community benefits accomplishments. Through the guidance and support of our Community Benefits Advisory Committee and our various community partners, Good Samaritan Medical Center implemented community health programming focused on addressing the most pressing public health issues in our region, details of our latest report can be found in our Community Benefit Report.