Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Healthcare Excellence for our Communities

Our Mission

FHN, together with those we serve, improves health and provides superior, quality healthcare services. Respect, dignity and compassion guide our interactions, while leadership and wise stewardship of resources direct the process.

Community Support

Committed to Economic Health

As one of the largest employers in the Freeport area, FHN employs approximately 1,200 team members, providing economic viability to the community and stability for families. As a sponsor of more than 60 community events, we contribute thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind donations annually. Each year, our employees add their personal contributions (averaging more than $40,000 to the United Way), as well as serving in leadership positions in many community organizations and boards.

Committed to Community Health

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a new challenge in reaching out to the people of our communities. While some of the services we offer were cut short, FHN managed to reach out via virtual and socially distanced events.


In 2021, FHN:

  • Updated the public 14 times with regular COVID-19 update videos in addition to dozens of articles, social media posts, radio interviews, and other public messages
  • FHN's free community summer exercise competition, Miles And Minutes, promotes good health and gives money to area schools. In 2021, 454 participants logged a total of 385,054 minutes of exercise and $8,200 was donated to 8 area schools
  • Participated in the community-wide Connect the D.O.T.S. initiative to promote well-being – and being well – by helping individuals meet their basic physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs
  • Helped to serve 3,300 families in northwest Illinois through 22 Mobile RX Pantry Program events held in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Administered more than 724 pandemic-safe blood pressure screenings at no charge, including counseling and education
  • Educated more than 800 people on poison prevention
  • Offered health information through provider-led seminars to more than 514 people at 18 events
  • Presented virtual school programs focused on health to 2,500 students
  • Donated $10,920 to 8 area schools through sports physical clinics - a total of 14 pandemic-safe clinics were held, serving 399 students
  • Brought people together 32 times, most virtually, for a variety of family-focused area events, including Festival of Trees, Get Fit, Family Bingo, and other fun, healthy activities
  • Administered 859 seasonal influenza vaccinations; 710 high-dose and 149 low-dose
  • Vaccinated 11,644 people against COVID-19 and administered 3,124 COVID-19 boosters
To see all of the 2021 activities of FHN, view our Quick Facts.

Our Employees Are Committed to the Communities We Serve

FHN employees have contributed more than $1 million to the FHN Foundation since 1999 through the award-winning Partners in Giving Program. Partners in Giving is an FHN employee fund-raising organization that creates opportunities for employees to contribute to FHN in various ways – through payroll deductions, donations, or through participation in fund-raisers.

This program has been an outstanding success for our employees to collaborate with our community to raise funds for healthcare services.