5555 Conner St #2210, Detroit, MI 48213, USA
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Strategic Plan2018-08-13T16:50:38+00:00

Initiatives & Goals

  • Strengthen the health and wellness of the Samaritan Community through enhanced education and recreational activities

  • Provide long-term sustainability and facility upgrades through strategic partnerships

  • Promote health and wellness by expanding specialty medical, substance abuse and mental health services

  • Enhance community engagement and networking of services.

Strengths

  1. Capacity with prime real estate
  2. One-of-a-kind facility
  3. Great anchor partners
  4. Prime location
  5. Considered one of largest non-profit community centers in the country
  6. People anchored in the community (not a bunch of outsiders)
  7. Great partnerships
  8. Forward thinking; ahead of the game
  9. Much success to build on
  10. Great story and legacy
  11. Capital debt ratio is low
  12. Very flexible and nimble

Strengths

  1. Capacity with prime real estate
  2. One-of-a-kind facility
  3. Great anchor partners
  4. Prime location
  5. Considered one of largest non-profit community centers in the country
  6. People anchored in the community (not a bunch of outsiders)
  7. Great partnerships
  8. Forward thinking; ahead of the game
  9. Much success to build on
  10. Great story and legacy
  11. Capital debt ratio is low
  12. Very flexible and nimble

Opportunities

  1. Become a leading national model for integrated wellness campus concept
  2. Develop proof of concept (including policy, management structure, business plan, etc.) for replication
  3. First to quantify impact that social determinants of health make on health outcomes
  4. Become town square of the community
  5. Allow community to take ownership of the campus
  6. Developing right organizational structure, systems/processes, etc. to be able to scale and replicate
  7. Partner with different business types
  8. Newer style grants and finance opportunities
  9. Emerging/changing trends in public health
  10. Lead by example; nurture relationships
  11. Maintain a Switzerland-like presence in a passive-aggressive way

Opportunities

  1. Become a leading national model for integrated wellness campus concept
  2. Develop proof of concept (including policy, management structure, business plan, etc.) for replication
  3. First to quantify impact that social determinants of health make on health outcomes
  4. Become town square of the community
  5. Allow community to take ownership of the campus
  6. Developing right organizational structure, systems/processes, etc. to be able to scale and replicate
  7. Partner with different business types
  8. Newer style grants and finance opportunities
  9. Emerging/changing trends in public health
  10. Lead by example; nurture relationships
  11. Maintain a Switzerland-like presence in a passive-aggressive way

Success in Detroit

Samaritan Center is part of the Holy Cross Services (HCS) family, a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) public health agency. Through its Healthy Communities Initiative, HCS has demonstrated success in developing an integrated wellness campus at the Samaritan Center, bringing together traditional primary care and many social services not traditionally available in Medicaid-prevalent communities. In doing so, HCS has demonstrated the impact, both in healthcare outcomes and in healthcare expenditures, that social determinants of health make on an individual’s overall health and well-being.

Moving Forward

HCS has created (along with other key partners) a 36-month pilot in hopes of accomplishing the following objectives among the target population surrounding the Samaritan Center:

  • A measurable improvement in healthcare outcomes,
    primarily chronic diseases
  • A significant reduction in healthcare costs for the State
  • Measurable economic development in the surrounding area
  • Neighborhood stabilization and measurable increase in
    social connectivity
  • Reduction in crime in surrounding area
  • Reduction in unemployment rate among target
    population
  • Increase in physical activity, healthy eating, and other
    chronic disease preventive measures
  • Better care for Medicaid recipients than what they are
    currently receiving

In addition, after demonstrating this proof of concept, HCS will seek to expand the program across the State to all Medicaid recipients.