Community Health & Outreach

Making a difference in our communities, neighborhood by neighborhood.

At Morton Hospital, we reach beyond hospital walls, into the surrounding greater Taunton communities, to address the most prevalent health- and wellness-related needs of our community members. Guided by a careful analysis of community needs, Morton Hospital's Community Health Program aims to help those most vulnerable to make life-changing improvements in health and address social and economic factors that impact overall well-being.

Along with improving the status of our community, our mission is to also provide access to comprehensive, high quality, compassionate and efficient health care services in the community setting. Morton Hospital's Community Health Program accomplishes this by:

  • Assessing the unmet health needs of our community
  • Participating on local action committees
  • Funding community-based health care initiatives
  • Encouraging the community to engage in healthy lifestyles, be active participants in their health care, and educate themselves of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors and poor lifestyle choices

In addition, Morton Hospital aims to provide culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate, accessible health care services to address the cultural needs of the communities we serve. The hospital works to address barriers to health care access, and maintains adult and school-based clinics in the community to provide primary health care services to underinsured or uninsured people.

Read the latest Community Benefit Report

Through continuous assessment of unmet community health needs, participation on local action committees, and funding of community-based health and wellness initiatives, Morton Hospital is able to respond to low-income, under or uninsured populations providing access to comprehensive care across central southeastern Massachusetts.

Read our 2022 Community Benefits Report

Read the latest Community Benefit Plan

Learn more about Morton Hospital's 2024 Community Benefits Plan, which includes the target populations it wishes to support, specific programs or activities that attend to the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, and measurable short- and long-term goals for each program or activity.

Read the latest Community Health Needs Assessment

In accordance with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Benefits Guidelines, Morton Hospital completed a Community Health Needs Assessment in 2021. The resulting report details the health conditions and social determinant factors affecting the people living in the cities surrounding Morton Hospital, as well as the key issues the hospital needs to address in order to develop service quality, improve population health, and address cost.