The mission of University Health System extends beyond the walls of our hospital and multiple outpatient locations. Through events, community sponsorships and social media, we are engaging people where they are, to encourage them to see their good health as their greatest asset and inspire them to take steps to protect and improve it. We are also proudly supporting community programs that help advance our community health mission, provide resources and support for those living with serious illness, and fund the relentless search for cures for devastating diseases like cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
In 2017, more than 500 University Health System staff members participated in 27 fundraising walks and runs, and that number grew to 33 events in 2018, with close to 1,000 participants. Team University Health System also provided health education information and displays at 79 community outreach events and health fairs in 2018.
University Health System staff members serve on dozens of local religious and nonprofit boards, and donate their time and expertise to mentor students and young professionals, support healthcare workforce development initiatives and make a positive impact on our community.