You know your health and your community best. We recognize and value your expertise — and believe that your experiences, ideas, perspectives, insights and needs are essential community wisdom. That’s why our approach to future planning will focus on your input as we develop strategies to transform our healthcare system.
Every experience with healthcare and health systems is deeply personal. Sometimes this means sharing an experience can feel painful or difficult. We know and understand this may be the case — that’s why we promise to respect and honor your feedback by working directly with you as we plan for a more equitable future at Hennepin Healthcare.
By sharing your real-life experiences and needs, you will help us create a plan that is leaps and bounds better than what we might develop without collaborating with you. Together, we can innovate new ways of community-inspired care, as well as address gaps and opportunities for improvement within our system. We thank you for your feedback and commit to approaching it with care and subtlety.
Our Local History
To build a more equitable future, it is helpful and instructive to recognize our past. Our hospital, for example, is located in the Elliot Park Neighborhood and is one of many aspects of our regional landscape that has been shaped by several important socio-historical realities. By looking at what has happened, we can ask fundamental questions about what ultimately became today’s realities (and why), keeping this important historical context in mind as we build a vibrant future together.
Hennepin Healthcare is excited to begin community engagement and future planning to create a more just and equitable healthcare experience in Hennepin County.
The community served by our healthcare system will be directly engaged to share thoughts, ideas and wishes for how they would like to receive healthcare. Collectively, we will create a vision for the future of Hennepin Healthcare that improves community benefit, access, outcomes and value.
The effort will seek to listen, learn, collaborate and create new systems that integrate future organizational plans with the desires and goals of the diverse and vibrant community we are honored to serve.
This project will specifically welcome and reach out to hourly staff, nurses, our team members of color, patients of color and members of our community that have experienced discrimination or increased barriers when accessing healthcare. We will also engage broader community members representing public and private sectors who also want to build a future that includes excellent health for all. Ultimately, community wisdom means that the lived experiences of patients, team members, families, neighbors and the community at large inform how Hennepin Healthcare services show up to care for people in the ways they both need and want to seek and receive care.
For Hennepin Healthcare to fulfill our mission of delivering equitable care — now and in the future, we must listen to and learn from you.
You know your community best. We are seeking to know more about you and your loved ones’ healthcare needs, experiences and challenges — as well as your boldest desires for equitable care.
You should share your ideas if you want to see them not just being heard but potentially creating a beneficial impact in your community. The process we have developed values and includes wide-ranging and unique perspectives.
If you have ideas about building a more just, equitable and responsive healthcare system, please share them — because we absolutely want to hear from you.
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