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Community Involvement

At Spaulding Rehabilitation, we are involved with the community outside the walls of our facilities as well as inside them. Our staff supports and is active in various community initiatives. We often work with community partners to present programs and events designed to raise awareness of rehabilitation needs as well as provide fun and enjoyment to all.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Boston

In 2018, Spaulding Boston completed a community health needs assessment and identified a community benefit program that addresses factors that impact access to care, and the health and quality of life of our patients, their families, and the communities in which they live. Every three years, through community health needs assessment, collaborative planning with community partners and hospital leadership, and with particular attention to the social determinants of health and opportunities for disease prevention and wellness promotion, Spaulding Boston develops a comprehensive community benefit plan.

Because Boston Spaulding cares for patients across Massachusetts, some of its community benefit programs have a statewide reach. Given that over half of Spaulding Boston’s patients reside in thirteen Metro Boston communities, several of the hospital’s community benefit programs target the Metro Boston area. Finally, as the home of the Spaulding Boston hospital campus, we are committed to contributing to the health and well-being of the Charlestown community and its residents. Therefore, several of Spaulding Boston’s community benefit programs target Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood.

The full report details Spaulding Boston’s mission; community benefit goals; target communities; objectives, progress and expenditures during the second of the current three-year cycle (FY18 - October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018). Total expenditures for FY18 were $1,916,151. The report also offers plans for the final year of the cycle (FY19 - October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019).


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Cambridge

Spaulding Hospital Cambridge is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but its community of patients knows no hard and fast borders. Given the highly specialized role we fulfill as a provider, our commitment to the communities we serve has traditionally been guided by the needs of our patient population rather than geography. We especially focus on those who are most vulnerable or face significant barriers to accessing care.


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Cape Cod

In the spring and summer of 2016, Spaulding Cape Cod conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to better understand the community health needs of residents of Cape Cod. Aspects of the survey were conducted in collaboration with Cape Cod Healthcare (the primary comprehensive health care provider on Cape Cod), which was conducting its CHNA at the same time. Spaulding Cape Cod is actively engaged with Cape Cod Healthcare and other providers to develop its implementation plan to address shared priority needs.