NEWBERRY ― Newberry Hospital’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment has determined the top health needs of the community are obesity/overweight/physical inactivity, affordability, cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes.
The Hospital has developed an implementation plan for addressing these needs including services/programs the hospital already offers plus new services/programs the hospital may add, other organizations the hospital may partner with and metrics the hospital will use to track progress.
“The community health needs assessment identifies what our residents feel are the greatest healthcare needs in our community,” said Bruce Baldwin, CEO of Newberry Hospital. “This community health needs assessment gives us an opportunity to collaborate with other local organizations and agencies to develop strategies to address these needs and improve health and medical services in our community.”
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.NewberryHospital.org or go to the Newberry Hospital’s Administrative Office and request a paper copy to review.
Feedback can be provided by sending an email to Brenda.Williams@NewberryHospital.net or completing a paper form at the Hospital’s Administrative Office.
A copy is also available to the community at the Little Mountain Family Practice in Little Mountain.