As the region’s only not-for-profit health system, we take our mission to heart. Parkview exists for one purpose – to improve the health of the communities we serve. Parkview Noble Hospital gives back to the community in the form of improved facilities, education and outreach programs, free and discounted care, volunteerism and much more.
The following are some of the ways Parkview Noble Hospital is reaching out to make our neighborhoods and communities healthier.
Community Partnerships in Education
Parkview Noble Hospital is taking the lead in partnering with schools for Health Occupation education programs, Career Pathways programs, community school nurse programs, and health fairs at schools for students and staff.
With a goal of reducing mortality through early detection, Parkview Noble Hospital funded the distribution of blood occult kits at Noble County Health Fairs. These tools were used to educate residents, 50 and older, on the need for colonoscopies for early colorectal cancer detection. Community Benefit dollars also funded mammograms for income-eligible residents.
In response to the 2003 community health assessment which showed 38% of Noble County homes with children had a smoker in the house, smoking cessation was chosen as a local initiative. Additional smoking cessation classes at Parkview Noble Hospital were offered and promoted at health fairs and in conjunction with local physicians. Funds were provided to Tobacco Free Noble County for additional educational programs. Parkview Noble Hospital joined all other hospitals in Parkview Health as a smoke-free campus in 2007.
Primary Health Care Access
Medication Assistance Program (MAP)
Parkview Noble Hospital implemented a medication assistance program for Noble County residents in 2006 that has experienced steady growth since its inception. MAP partners with patients, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, local pharmacies, and donors to provide medication assistance at little or no cost for qualified individuals. Emergency vouchers for acute medication needs are redeemed at local pharmacies. Long-term medication help is provided through connecting patients with pharmaceutical assistance programs.
After-Hours Transportation Program
Parkview Noble Hospital provided partnership funding to Noble County Council on Aging to implement after-hours and weekend medical transportation to home from the hospital for the elderly, the indigent, and the disabled.
The Beds And Britches, Etc. (BABE) program through Life and Family Services
Parkview Noble Hospital supports this program which offers incentives to parents who earn vouchers by obtaining preventive health-related services for themselves and their children.
Health Screening and Prevention and Disease Management
Health fairs and screenings
Parkview Noble Hospital participates in numerous health fairs and activities throughout the year designed to provide health education, health screenings for disease prevention, and to promote healthy lifestyles. The hospital also provides support groups to assist patients and families in managing disease.
Healthy lifestyles and safety among children
Parkview Noble Hospital supports various programs that encourage children to establish healthy eating and safety habits to prevent disease later in life. Programs include EMS Camp, Kid City, Noble Rehab Bike Rodeo, Kid’s Safety Day in Ligonier, and the YMCA Healthy Kid’s Day.