Heartland Health is an integrated health delivery system, which includes a medical center, physician practices, foundation and a health plan. Founded in St. Joseph in 1984, Heartland seeks to improve the health of area individuals and communities and to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place, at the right cost with outcomes second to none. Commitment to this mission has enabled Heartland Health to become the leader in health care in a 21-county area of northwest Missouri, northeast Kansas and southeast Nebraska. Providing exceptional care and service in an honest, respectful, trustworthy and caring manner is simply the way Heartland operates.
Heartland's vision for the 21st century includes a patient-centered, fully integrated regional health delivery system inclusive of all payers and providers and is on course to become a benchmark as one of the best health organizations in the nation.
Heartland Health developed from a merger of two prominent, long-standing St. Joseph hospitals, giving it deep roots in the community. With a strong commitment to meet the health care needs of the region, Heartland provides medical services at every level of care. The main campus is home to acute care services including an Emergency and Trauma Center and specialty centers such as the Heart Center, the Cancer Center and the New Beginnings Birthing Center.
To improve the health of its resident population, Heartland went a step further when it developed a health maintenance organization (HMO) in 1994. With more than 25,000 members, Community Health Plan provides low-cost financing and quality delivery of healthcare services.
Building healthier communities is the goal of the Heartland Foundation. The foundation provides leadership and financial support for a range of programs and services including scholarships, community revitalization efforts and innovative approaches to health and quality of life improvements.
As the region's largest employer, Heartland employs more than 3,000 people. In addition to providing quality health care to the community, Heartland also offers competitive salaries and benefits to its employees. This contributes to the fact that more than 60 percent of Heartland employees have greater than five years of service. In fact, there are generations of families who have selected Heartland as their employer of choice.
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