Community News May 01, 2013

Survey to Determine Community Health Needs

A Community Health Needs Assessment is being conducted by Adena Health System to learn more about the health needs of people living in Ross and Pike Counties. The survey will provide information to help Adena identify the most prominent health needs of those in the proximity of Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, and Adena Pike Medical Center, located in Waverly.

“The Health Needs Assessment will help us identify the prominent health care needs of our community,” said Mark Shuter, Adena President and CEO. “Results will be analyzed and measured against our current programs and services, to determine where we are meeting the needs of our communities, as well as where we may need to enhance services.”

Questions in the survey will be available online now through May 31, 2013 at Paper copies can also be completed after May 1 at the Information Desk at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe and Adena Pike Medical Center in Waverly, or at a variety of community resource offices. Residents may also stop by and fill out a paper version at the Adena Clinic located inside the Chillicothe Walmart.

The survey is simple to complete and focuses on the respondent’s perception of the health issues facing our communities, as well as their own overall health and conditions. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Results will be analyzed this summer, and a report will be completed and released in early fall that will explain the survey findings on the needs of our communities, and ways in which Adena plans to address those needs.

The Community Needs Assessment is being conducted by all 501(c)(3) hospitals as required by the Affordable Care Act. The survey will be conducted every three years.