Community Health Programs and Services

There's more to a healthy community than treating illness. To be among the healthiest communities in the country, a good measure of the effort must be in prevention.

For years, Memorial has been recognized as much for our work in creating health as for our excellent clinical services. As one of the country's first hospitals to establish a tithing policy, Memorial funds several innovative and collaborative programs, some of which have served as national models for health outreach and preventive care.

Memorial's tithing program is above and beyond the traditional charity care provided for patients who cannot afford health services. Each year, a portion of our excess revenues are set aside to help local organizations develop innovative programs that address a vast range of risks to community health. Whether the issue is teen pregnancy, access to appropriate health services, early prenatal care or one of many other challenges, we are proud to help our community meet them, defeat them, and grow into the healthiest community in the nation.

The outstanding medical services at Memorial Hospital of South Bend are complemented by the wide variety of health programs and services we are proud to offer to the communities we serve.

  • BrainWorks
    BrainWorks passionately believes that your brain is the essence of who you are, and the home of your goals, dreams, memories, challenges and potential. BrainWorks is focused on translating what we know about the brain into stories, strategies and experiences that connect brain science to how we think and feel about our life, and the ability to be vibrant, to stay healthy, to be empowered and to thrive. Through understanding how your brain works at every age, you too will become fascinated by the amazing human brain.
  • Community Health Alliance (CHA)
    A locally owned physician hospital organization (PHO) serving Indiana and Michigan, Community Health Alliance offers a network of carefully selected physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers who have joined forces in a cooperative effort to control cost while assuring that quality services are provided.
  • Community Health Enhancement
    Memorial is proud to offer innovative, community-based programs for a healthier quality of life that is second to none. Community Health Enhancement coordinates the Beds and Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) program; BrainWorks; Women, Infants & Children (WIC); and many others for the benefit of our community.
  • Health & Lifestyle Center
    Downtown South Bend's only medically-based facility offering group exercise classes, a personalized assessment and orientation, swimming, indoor sports and more.
  • Health Discovery Center
    The Health Discovery Center provides important health, wellness and prevention information through experienced nurses and wellness counselors, as well as health screening services and group education sessions by appointment.
  • Memorial Health Foundation
    The mission of Memorial Health Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the people of our community, a mission that is supported by inspiring generosity and commitment to our cause. Read about our champions and learn how your generosity can change lives.
  • HealthWorks! Kids' Museum
    Memorial's interactive children's health education center and museum works to infectiously contaminate kids to learn, have fun and make great life choices.
  • Home Care
    Memorial Home Care is your one-stop shop for home health care, providing a full range of services including nursing, therapy, home health aides, and home infusion. Most of our services are available to 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
  • Home Care Connect
    Memorial Home Care Connect helps link patients and their families to the critical support services and products needed to transition back home safely. Visitors can easily purchase common products and make arrangements for the delivery of larger items. Home Care Connect is located on the first floor of Memorial Hospital across from the Cottage Place Gift Shop. Please stop by to discuss your options today. For more information, call 574-647-8500.
  • Memorial MedFlight
    Safely and rapidly transporting the seriously ill or injured patient from an emergency response scene or between hospitals to provide the most appropriate level of care. Learn more about medical transport services at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
  • Sunburst Races
    Sunburst Races is one of the premier regional running events in the Midwest. Held each year in South Bend, Indiana, the race begins in downtown South Bend and finishes on the field of the University of Notre Dame's football stadium.