Community Health Needs Assessment/Documents
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 501(c)3 hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community needs identified through the assessment. As defined by the Catholic Health Association (CHA), a CHNA is a systematic process involving the community, to identify and analyze community health needs and assets in order to prioritize, plan and act upon unmet community health needs. An implementation strategy is Hegg Memorial Health Center’s plan for addressing community health needs, including health needs identified in the community health needs assessment.
Our mission states that “We serve together to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our community, and to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.” Our vision is to provide “exceptional service, extraordinary care, to every person.” By following our mission and vision on a daily basis we feel that we have the ability to help improve our community.
Although conducting a CHNA is an IRS requirement, our mission is to be “good stewards”. Through the CHNA process, the hospital is better able to understand the needs of our community, which allows us to live out our mission and make a significant difference in the communities we serve.
Hegg Memorial Health Center has served the community in multitude of areas. With the CHNA, it allows Hegg Memorial Health Center to have a better understanding of the community’s needs and to create a plan based on those needs.