Community Benefit

Community Benefit

Community Memorial Hospital is here for our community.

As a nonprofit, joint township-owned hospital, we believe it is our mission to give back to the communities we serve. Even if you have not been a patient, you have probably experienced an event, program, or service provided or sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital. Through community care programs, educational seminars, and other health-related services, we reach out to serve and educate our communities whenever we can. We work hand-in-hand with schools, community organizations, and local leaders to improve the overall health and quality of life for residents in our service area.

CMH participated in the funding and commissioning of the 2018 Defiance County Health Needs Assessment. This report, a summary of Defiance County residents' health and health behaviors, will help agencies like CMH plan and deliver needed programming, services, and education aimed at improving the quality of life in our communities.


Community Memorial Hospital offers preventative, risk-reduction, rehabilitative, surgical, and other hospital-based services that would otherwise be unavailable in a small rural community like ours.

In 2017, our Emergency Department provided care to an average of 19 patients each day. During the same year, 832 patients were admitted for inpatient care, 784 surgeries were performed, and 171,378 outpatient visits were provided.

Hospital Services Number in 2017
Inpatient Admissions 832 Admissions
Emergency Department Encounters 5,070 Encounters
Surgery Cases 784 Cases
Outpatient Visits 171,378 Visits

Free Programming and Services

Community Memorial Hospital supports our communities by offering a variety of free programming and services such as patient transportation, educational events, school tours, school programs, summer lunch programming, sports physicals, and athletic training services. We also regularly host students who are training in the medical field to allow them to observe and gain first-hand experience toward their future careers. Here are examples of services we provide to our communities free of charge:

  • Care-A-Van: We provide Care-A-Van service for patients who need transportation to the hospital or physician office. The cost to provide this service each year is approximately $20,000.

  • Athletic Training: We currently provide athletic training services to Hicksville, Edgerton, Edon, Montpelier, and Fairview school districts. The cost to provide this service during the 2011-2012 school year was $107,950. We also offer Saturday Bump Clinics during the fall sports season which allows all area athletes the opportunity to have their injuries evaluated free of charge.

  • Lunch & Learn: We offer quarterly Lunch & Learn educational events geared toward wellness. The cost to provide this educational series is approximately $5,000 annually.

Charity Care

Community Memorial Hospital provides health care services to low income under-insured and uninsured individuals. In 2017, Community Memorial Hospital provided more than $563,541.13 in charity care.

Economic Impact

Critical access hospitals create jobs and are economic drivers for their communities. The table* below shows the direct impact of Community Memorial Hospital on the state and local economies. It also shows the additional Ohio jobs and income generated as a result of the hospital and its employees purchasing products and services at Ohio businesses.

Impact Employment Wages State and Local
Direct Impact 262 $14,192,946 $852,886
Additional Impact 269 $8,403,771 $1,799,418
Total Impact 531 $22,596,717 $2,652,305
  • Community Memorial Hospital employed 262 people in 2010, generating $14,192,946 in wages and $852,886 in state and local taxes.

  • An additional 269 Ohio jobs and $8,403,771 in wages were generated through the hospital and its employees purchasing goods and services at Ohio businesses.

  • In total, Community Memorial Hospital generated 531 Ohio jobs, $22,596,717 in wages and $2,652,305 in state and local taxes in 2010.

*Prepared by Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Study funded by the Ohio Department of Health's Rural Hospital Flex Program.

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