Our hospitals are focused on improving the health of the communities we serve. Every three years we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to determine the major needs in our area.
This data is used to develop a Community Health Plan for each hospital to improve residents’ health through education, research, financial assistance, special clinical and non-clinical programs, and the provision of spiritual resources.
The sole purpose of these community benefit services is to strengthen the well-being of the community and to aid vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and underprivileged. To be considered a community benefit, an activity must address a need documented in the assessment and have at least one of these objectives:
- Improve access to health care services
- Enhance the health of the community
- Advance medical or healthcare knowledge
- Relieve or reduce the burden of government