Join Us in Making Our Community Healthier
August 01, 2016
By: David Dick, HRMC President & CEO
Recently, Huron Regional Medical Center had the opportunity to partner with a variety of people and organizations to identify the primary health needs of our community. As part of the Affordable Care Act, all not-for-profit hospitals are required to develop a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report on the medical and health needs of the communities they serve every three years.
This is HRMC’s second report. The process began by engaging a group of local experts, including healthcare providers, community and industry leaders, educators and mental health professionals. These experts reviewed data on how Beadle County compares to other counties, the state and the nation in disease incidence, cause of death, lifestyle and health habits, and prioritized the needs according to importance and our ability to impact the issues. Next, we hosted several listening sessions and an online community
survey. People like you told us about your opinions on the health of our community, medical services currently offered and your suggestions for improvement.
We were fortunate to be joined by representatives of Horizon Health Care and Community Counseling Services in developing the implementation plan that identifies where HRMC and other local organizations and agencies might work together to achieve desired improvements and collaborate to bring the best each has to offer to support change and to address the most pressing identified needs.
HRMC will focus resources on several initiatives created from the identified problems. We will also work collaboratively with other organizations and individuals within our region to identify solutions that allow community organizations to also take a lead role to positively impact the overall needs of our community citizens.
Now, I’d like to invite you to review the information in our 2016 CHNA report and implementation plan (www.huronregional.org/CHNA). I also encourage you to
respond to this report, by completing the form on our website. As you read, please think about how to help us improve health and medical services in our area.
We all live in, work in and enjoy this wonderful community. Together, we can make our community healthier for every one of us.
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