Providing treatment for disease and illness is only one facet of St. Joseph's/Candler's role in the community. Our outreach initiatives also provide a positive force in the overall health and well-being of the areas we serve.
We take a holistic approach to healing. We believe that external factors are essential to good health, including safe and adequate housing, education, access to information and meaningful employment.
Our mission of promoting wellness for all people incorporates this approach and can be seen in our numerous community outreach efforts.
Helping You Beyond Healthcare
What started more than a decade ago with the African-American Health Information & Resource Center and a short time later the St. Mary’s Community Center, has grown into several new outreach programs across the Savannah region and South Carolina.
Why? Because the need is incredible.
In 2013 St. Joseph’s/Candler did more than $27 million in charity care. But that kind of raw number cannot represent the human touch we can deliver for an uninsured man who needs a chronic cough deciphered at the Good Samaritan Clinic or some supplies from the St. Mary’s Community Center for a family to make it through the week.
St. Joseph’s/Candler and our dedicated co-worker do this outreach not because it makes us feel good. We do it because it is our mission and corporate responsibility.