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Community Benefit Report

Hickman County TN

Saint Thomas HickmanSaint Thomas Hickman Hospital, established in 1964, is a 25-bed hospital in Centerville, Tennessee, with a mission to provide quality primary and emergency care to the community in a professional, accessible and compassionate manner. Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital’s services include a recently expanded and upgraded Emergency Department, a local home health program and specialty clinic. Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital is the first hospital in Tennessee to qualify as a Critical Access Hospital.


Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategies

During fiscal year 2013, Saint Thomas Hickman conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment and approved implementation strategies to address priorities. Additional information about this process is in the Community Health Improvement & Health Priorities section of this report.

Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment


2014-2016 Health Priorities

  • Access to Quality/Affordable C are
  • Health Education
  • Behavioral Health
  • Obesity/Chronic Disease/Healthy Food
  • Physical Fitness
  • Tobacco Use
  • Poverty
In fiscal year 2016, the Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital and Saint Thomas Health will complete an updated Community Health Needs Assessment and develop an Implementation Strategy to guide their Community Benefit and Community Health Improvement activities for 2017 – 2019.

Total Financial Commitment 


Community Benefit/Community Building Spotlight

Hospital leaders and associates participate as active board members of non-profit organizations, whose missions align with Saint Thomas Health’s, to improve the populations’ health and access to care. Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital supports a variety of efforts and continues to work in collaboration with other community agencies to address the health and well-being of our community, especially the poor and vulnerable, including:

Access to Care

Health Education & Practical Application

  • Programs:
    • CPR Classes
    • Health Professions Education
  • Donations:
    • Hickman Education Scholarship

Mental & Dental Health

  • Programs:
    • Alzheimer’s caregiver support group
    • Behavioral Health Screening Day

Wellness / Obesity / Food

  • Programs:
    • Preventive Food Pantry

Physical Activity

  • Programs:
    • Youth sports physicals for Hickman County High School and Middle School students


  • Programs:
    • Offered Tobacco cessation class