Hallmark Health System community outreach teams work to boost institutional involvement, identify community needs and otherwise reach out to local organizations in their respective towns. Their efforts have won Hallmark Health System three major awards from local chambers of commerce and ensured that Hallmark Health is the organization that local communities look to when they face a health-related challenge or need. Many Hallmark Health staff members live in our primary or secondary service area and participate on a team or a team-sponsored event each year. Teams solicit input from key community leaders including; superintendents of schools, state representatives and local health departments. The community teams log hundreds of hours annually as active members in civic groups and service organizations throughout the North Suburban Region.