At Atrium Health, our mission is to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing — for all. The pursuit of providing world-class health care for all sometimes requires taking our services outside of the hospital’s walls and into the community – especially to communities where health care services are not easily accessible.  In 2018, in partnership with Kohl’s Department Store, Atrium Health launched Atrium Health Community Cares, Powered by Kohl’s.  This regional health initiative extends our reach and services within Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, York and Union counties, with a core focus on fragile communities in these areas.  Last year, Atrium Health Community Cares, Powered by Kohl’s conducted over 600 well-child visits and over 900 mental health screenings in these communities.

Well-child visits and mental health screenings are critical health touchpoints that allow patients to stay informed and involved in their healthcare and helps providers to meet the evolving needs of patients. For those living in rural communities, accessing this care presents unique challenges. Atrium Health Community Cares, Powered by Kohl’s helps bridge the gap between rural patients and care providers so that everyone, near and far, can access the best care for their families.

We are so grateful to Kohl’s for their partnership and genuine care about the health and wellness of our community.

Photo: An Atrium Health teammate sets up for “Cooking Camp,” part of a YMCA summer program to help promote healthy eating habits. Cooking Camp is just one of the ways that Atrium Health Community Cares, Powered by Kohl’s helps rural communities stay active and healthy.