TRH completes Community Health Needs Assessment
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Health has completed its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and posted the results and implementation plan on its website. Through the CHNA process, the hospital has determined the top health needs of the community are: Obesity/ Physical Inactivity; Mental Health/Suicide; Physician Services; Education/Prevention; and Diabetes. The hospital has developed an implementation plan for addressing these needs including services/programs the hospital already offers, new services/programs the hospital is considering, other organizations the hospital will partner with, and metrics the hospital will use to track progress.
“The results of the assessment show where we need to do a better job of providing the resources for our community to access those areas of care,” said Chief Executive Officer William Russell. “While we cannot address every health need that affects our community, we will do our best to impact our residents in the most efficient and effective ways possible.”
A CHNA is a federal requirement of all non-profit hospitals to prove the hospital is providing community benefit and meeting the needs of local residents. The CHNA process follows federal guidelines including gathering statistical data from reputable sources, surveying “Local Experts” who meet specific criteria and developing an implementation plan for addressing the Significant Health Needs in the area.
The complete report can be found at www.trhealth.org. Community members can also go to the hospital’s front desk and request a paper copy to review. The hospital would appreciate feedback on the 2016 CHNA, which can be provided by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or completing a paper form at the hospital’s front desk.
The 2016 CHNA was performed in conjunction with Quorum Health Resources, LLC of Brentwood, Tennessee. For more information, go to www.QHR.com.