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It's our people and community that make us strong

Who we are is what you make us.

Beacon is a locally owned not-for-profit health system

What makes a connection meaningful? At Beacon Health System, it’s our unwavering commitment to the health of the people we care for and the wellbeing of the community you call home. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit health system with medical teams and hospitals caring for our neighbors right here in Indiana and Michigan. View history of Beacon Health System (PDF)

Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, with 20 specialized partners and more than 7,000 associates throughout the region, Beacon connects you with the care you and your family need to be your very best. That takes expertise. We are the regional leader in comprehensive, integrated services — from childbirth and pediatrics to cancer, trauma, heart and vascular, stroke, orthopedics and sports medicine, surgery, mental health and so much more.

That also takes empathy. We lead with our hearts to make sure yours keeps beating — providing the best care, the best experience to each and every person. That is our calling. That is why we love what we do.

Beacon Health System includes multiple hospitals in Indiana including Beacon Children’s Hospital, Beacon Granger Hospital, Community Hospital of Bremen, Elkhart General Hospital, Epworth Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

Locally Owned
health system

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74 locations
across 5 counties

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774 in-patient
beds system-wide

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1,000 employed

By the Numbers

Beacon Health System provides care to more than 4,000 patients each day in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. As a not-for-profit, community-governed health system, we target an annual operating income of 4% from our operations. This operating income balances the healthcare needs of the community with the ability to reinvest in the facilities, equipment and talented clinical providers. The accumulated earnings are managed through an investment committee of our volunteer Board and guided by an investment policy which the committee approves and monitors. This is done to obtain financial returns that are then directed back into the organization and community to improve the overall health of the communities we serve and to ensure long-term viability of healthcare for the region.

What Makes Us Tick?

Every day, we get to impact a community member’s life—in small ways like sharing comforting words with a worried family member, and in large ways like saving an injured child. Each moment is an opportunity for us to impact another life. And another. And another.

Our Mission & Values 

Make a Difference. Be A Beacon.

As the regional leader in comprehensive, integrated services — from childbirth and pediatrics to cancer, trauma, heart and vascular, stroke, orthopedics and sports medicine, surgery, mental health and so much more — Beacon Health System is helping our communities achieve the highest quality of life.

Great Workplace 

2020 Annual Report

Fulfilling our mission to deliver outstanding care, inspire health and connect with heart was tested in 2020 like never before. See how our dedicated associates lived that mission, and our communities came together — to care for each other and come out stronger. And how we’re growing forward, together.

2020 Beacon Annual Report 

Clinical Excellence

Investing in the people who are literally saving lives at a moment’s notice is incredibly important. Beacon associates and clinical teams prepare for tens of thousands of hours so they are ready when someone needs life-saving care. It’s no small task. It takes time, resources, and yes, money. From a practical standpoint, this means that Beacon Health System aims for a modest operating margin, about half that of many health systems. Earnings from any given year are used to reinvest in clinical talent and equipment for future life-saving care.

Clinical Excellence 

Connected to the Community

We invest in our communities by directly supporting economic development efforts, providing grants to community partners working to impact social determinants of health, and working with community partners to leverage available grants in support of low-income and underserved populations.

See Our Impact 

Beacon Health System doctors, medical teams and hospitals care for our neighbors in Indiana and Michigan, including South Bend, Granger, Mishawaka, Elkhart, LaPorte, Bremen, Plymouth, Nappanee, Goshen, Edwardsburg and Niles, with exceptional services in emergency and urgent care, primary care, orthopedics, cancer, heart, neurosurgery, stroke, maternity, children’s, rehabilitation, fitness and other specialties.