Giving Back to Our Community
For more than 100 years, Henry Ford Allegiance Health has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In addition to providing traditional acute care services, we continue to make a substantial investment in community education, wellness and prevention services, including free health screenings, health fairs and community presentations. Recognizing that quality health care should be accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides care for the uninsured and under-insured, with little or no reimbursement. Financial assistance is also available for low-income patients.
In recognition of our long-term commitment to community service programs, Henry Ford Allegiance Health was awarded the 2010 Foster G. McGaw Prize by the American Hospital Association.
Community Benefit Investment
Every year, Henry Ford Allegiance Health makes a significant investment in our community by providing low-cost or cost-free services and education that touch thousands of people. Through free health screenings, we have saved the lives of many who might not otherwise have been aware of a serious medical condition until it became untreatable.
Specifics of Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s community investment can be found in our annual Report to the Community.
Health Improvement Organization
Many of the free or low-cost services Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides are offered through the Health Improvement Organization (HIO). A collaboration between Henry Ford Allegiance Health and more than 30 other health and community service organizations, the HIO was formed in 2000 to foster a culture of wellness and prevention by prioritizing and addressing community health needs, particularly for people who are underserved.