Community Benefit

Adventist Health’s mission statement of Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope is coupled with a vision to transform the health experience of our communities through collaborative programs, community investments and community outreach. We are inspired by the healing ministry as represented by the life of Jesus Christ and believe we are called to live out our mission intentionally in the communities we serve. In the small towns, suburbs and inner cities we serve, we continue our journey to provide quality healthcare until every person made in God’s image has experienced the best health today, hope for tomorrow, and God’s love that endures forever.

In 2017, the team at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial embarked on a journey to create opportunities designed specifically for the Hispanic community, focused on lifestyle changes that can reverse the diabetes: nutrition and activity. Jill Borth, RN and nurse manager for care management, began an intentional outreach effort to address this segment including:

Diabetes Among Friends

diabetes educationIn 2017, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial started a new program called Diabetes Among Friends – offered in both English and Spanish. And in addition to holding classes at the hospital, the programs are held at the Lodi Seventh-day Adventist Spanish Church and at the Lodi Library, meeting participants closer to where they live and work. The program covers diabetes education including medications, nutrition and activity and includes a train-the-trainer program, which is designed to train students to become teachers.

Hispanic Business Fair

Nearly 100 Hispanic business leaders and employees participated in health screenings and received health education and materials at the Hispanic Business Fair, held in Lodi in July.

El Concilio Sponsorship

Lodi Memorial’s support of activities and services to help the Hispanic community was furthered in 2017 by partnering with El Concilio, a nonprofit organization focused on support of the Hispanic community through intentional programs for family health and well-being. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial provided a sponsorship at their 2017 annual gala in November.

Sports Physicals

sports teamEndorsing an active lifestyle begins with our youth, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial physicians and employees demonstrated that commitment through conducting sports physicals at three areas schools in 2017, screening nearly 500 students for athletic programs at Jim Elliot Christian High School, Tokay High School and Lodi High School

Fit Life Impact Program (FLIP)

One of the greatest challenges that the Lodi community faces today is the high percentages of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has made strides in the community with programs designed around helping people access more fresh fruits and vegetables and offering free, so it was a natural next step to partner with Lodi Unified School District’s after-school program to reach school-aged children (4th and 5th grade) and their families to help bend the obesity curve.

Lodi Memorial leadership and wellness team members worked with Lodi Unified School District in 2017 to create the new program that launches in 2018. FLIP will take place in four schools, twice per week during the spring and fall terms. Around 400 students will participate, and the program will feature nutritional education, kid-friendly cooking classes and fun fitness activities taught by professional fitness coaches. An additional element of the programming will introduce children to career opportunities available to them if they remain in school. Our FLIP community partners are the Lodi Unified School District and the G.O.T. Kids Foundation.

Community Benefit Reports

We value your input in our Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy.

Please send comments to community.benefit@ah.org.

You may request a paper copy from the Administration/President’s office or by emailing community.benefit@ah.org.

You may view electronic copies of current and previous community benefit reports below: