Cabrini recently marked 65 years of service in Melbourne, Australia. Cabrini Health Limited in Australia is one of 16 missions worldwide sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The congregation was founded in 1880 by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. Our owners challenge us to develop new and creative forms of charity that respond “passionately and swiftly” to unmet needs in our community.
Cabrini is a not-for-profit healthcare service based in the local community – we do not pay dividends to any shareholders. All of Cabrini’s earnings are generated by services we provide to our patients and their families – we do not receive any direct government funding or financial support from the Catholic Church.
Any surplus funds that Cabrini earns are reinvested locally in our services and facilities as follows:
As a not-for-profit organisation, we look to the community for financial support so that we can provide the highest standard of treatment and care for the community. Cabrini is fortunate to receive philanthropic support from our generous supporters and benefactors whose contribution has helped forge Cabrini’s reputation for excellence in healthcare. The Cabrini Foundation is the important link between Cabrini and our community of donors and supporters, guiding and overseeing all fundraising activities on behalf of the organisation and ensuring all financial support is spent according to our donors’ wishes.
Cabrini’s investment in the community
While all of Cabrini’s services are designed to deliver public benefit, the organisation’s community benefit demonstrates our commitment to being a good corporate citizen beyond the general expectation of a private healthcare service. As such, Cabrini invests 2.5 per cent of annual turnover in community benefit projects and support for staff.
Cabrini is a teaching hospital which provides undergraduate and postgraduate training for our future healthcare workforce including doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners. In 2012-13, we delivered more than 12,000 clinical training days involving 350 nursing students and 114 medical students, as well as smaller numbers of students across a range of other health professions.
Cabrini supports the education, research and health promotion activities of the Cabrini Institute by providing approximately $1m annually.
Principles of Cabrini’s community benefit program
Cabrini’s community benefit program comprises activities that Cabrini undertakes in direct response to an identified community need and/or where the primary goal is not to bring a direct economic benefit to the organisation. The principles that underpin Cabrini’s community benefit program are:
Dimensions of Cabrini’s community benefit framework