Our Community Commitment

Improving the health and wellbeing of our communities

Fairview’s mission extends beyond traditional health care settings. We’re rooted in and committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. We do this in partnership with the community while providing high-quality care.

Our community commitment

We commit to intentionally apply our economic and people resources in partnership with the community to mutually benefit the long-term welfare of both. Our commitment includes:

Community Benefit and Measurement

To learn more contact Joan Pennington, 651-232-4937.

Fairview has a long-standing history of giving back to the community. As a good neighbor, we listen to the top health and wellbeing priorities of people in the communities we serve. Based on these conversations and data, we work with the community to shape a plan to develop or enhance programs and services that will make the greatest impact. Read about how we help address local health needs and the impact our community benefit programs and activities have in the community.

Community Health and Wellbeing

Did you know that 90% of a person’s health happens outside of a hospital or clinic? The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age make a big impact on health. Our programs and partnerships connect with community members where they are and increase access to opportunities that empower our neighbors to improve their health and wellbeing. In addition, we provide health education and programming that includes flu immunizations through the Minnesota Immunization Networking Initiative.Learn about our programs and discover how you can get involved.

Interfaith Health

To learn more contact Ann Ellison, 612-706-4555.

Our commitment to meeting the spiritual needs of patients, families, and communities dates back to our founding. Today, we partner with faith communities to improve health and wellbeing through community health programs, interfaith collaboration, and outreach. We provide health education and programming and focused support for faith leaders and faith community nurses.

Community Engagement

To learn more contact Diane Tran, 651-232-4810.

Fairview collaborates with the community to improve health and wellbeing and promote health equity through short-term and long-term approaches. We strive to hire and buy locally, building community wealth which in turn builds community health. In addition, our employees actively advance the work of our health system out in the community by volunteering and participating in local organizations.

Sponsorship requests

We are proud to support local organizations that are aligned with our mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer, healthier lives. Learn more.

Local Community Contacts

We'd love to hear from you and encourage you to contact us with questions.

Community Collaborations

Keith Allen, 651-232-1608

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Ridges Hospital, and Fairview Southdale Hospital

Larry Hiscock, 651-232-1546 

Fairview Lakes Medical Center and Fairview Northland Medical Center

Emily Carpenter, 651-257-8439

St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus

Christina McCoy, 651-232-1422

Fairview Range Medical Center

Susan Degnan, 218-312-3034  

Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital

Bri Solem, 218-999-1018

Help us drive a healthier future

As a nonprofit, Fairview relies on the community to support us in our work to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and our communities. You can support us as a donor, a volunteer, an employee, or simply as an engaged community member who follows what we do.