Community Health Needs Assessment
SETTING COMMUNITY-BASED PRIORITIES
Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are now required
to perform a community health needs assessment. These assessments collect
important information about various health statistics in the community,
including the most common medical issues, leading causes of death, and
the population’s access to essential medical resources.
Central Valley Medical Center conducted its 2016 Community Health Needs
Assessment (CHNA) for hospital and clinical sites located in Nephi UT
and surrounding areas. The significant priority to meet is:
- A full-time Pediatrician for a dedicated service line in pediatrics
- Patient waiting times and scheduling availability of on staff physicians
- Standardized billing and cost structure
- Professionalism among the organization’s staff
Central Valley Medical Center’s administration and staff are grateful
for the support of the community members and agencies for their participation
in the process of helping us understand the local community health needs
and developing strategies to improve health. Implementation plans in the
report address how Central Valley Medical Center will address the identified
needs over the next several years.
These Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy reports
for Central Valley Medical Center fulfill the requirement to make results
of the CHNA publicly available.
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is done every three (3) years
to identify local area health needs and understand how Central Valley
Medical Center can help meet the health needs of the communities it serves.