Passavant Area Hospital has completed a community health needs assessment and placed the document online for the public.
The nonprofit hospital identified three priorities for the people and communities it serves in the Morgan County region. They are access to care, mental health and substance abuse.
Completing a community health needs assessment is required of nonprofit hospitals by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The hospital completed a previous needs assessment in 2015.
To complete the needs assessment, Passavant Area Hospital collaborated with the Morgan County Health Department and other health and social service providers that represent the vulnerable members of the community.
“A multitude of issues determine the health of a community. No single hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of its community,” said Harry Schmidt, president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. “We look forward to working with our community partners to address these critical health needs faced by many in our community.”
The community health needs assessment includes an implementation strategy to address how the hospital will meet these priorities in 2019-21.
To view Passavant Area Hospital’s community health needs assessment, visit ChooseMemorial.org/HealthyCommunities.