As a not-for-profit, mission-based organization, CHS is continuing the work of the women religious who founded hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other Long Island agencies reaching back more than a century. In addition to the primary health and human services provided by CHS entities across the region, blood drives, free wellness seminars, support groups and other community health-related events and programs are offered year round. Please click here to view the Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Service Plans for all six CHS hospitals. To further help the medically underserved in Nassau and Suffolk counties, CHS established its Healthy Sundays outreach network and Bishop McHugh Health Centers, delivering health screenings, education, vaccinations and other services to those without access to primary care. In 2011, CHS earned the Healthcare Association of New York State’s Community Health Improvement Award in recognition of this vital work. CHS's hospitals all belong to the Long Island Health Collaborative, a bi-county initiative established in 2013 to promote good health in the region.