Community Health Needs Assessment
As part of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, the IRS now requires all 501(c) (3) health systems- with one or more hospitals, to complete a community health needs assessment for each hospital at least once every three years. This new requirement is intended to support the development of community health improvement strategy and planning. In addition, these assessments can provide appropriate information, with which policymakers, provider groups, and community advocates can base improvement efforts.
During 2013, the Adena Health System/Adena Regional Medical Center - Ross County; Adena Greenfield Medical Center - Highland County; and Adena Pike Medical Center - Pike County, supported by its many community partners, completed its Community Health Needs Assessments. This was accomplished by completing an initiative to collect and evaluate vital statistics, demographic and public opinion data in the counties we serve.
The 2013 Adena Health System/Adena Regional Medical Center, Adena Greenfield Medical Center and Adena Pike Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessments provide an overview of the state of health-related needs in Ross, Highland and Pike Counties. Reports provide documentation and information relative to the communities’ highest priority health needs, which is vital in directing decision-making and collaboration to meet the paramount needs of patient in the communities Adena serves.