Community Health Needs Assessment
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 included a provision that requires every tax exempt, non-governmental hospital to:
• Conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at least every three years;
• Adopt a Strategic Implementation Plan that includes how the needs identified in the assessment will be met; and
• Report to the Internal Revenue Service via its 990 tax form how it is meeting its implementation plan.
The Community Health Needs Assessment Report details the process used to collect, disseminate and prioritize the information in the assessment. Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital worked closely with local healthcare and public health leaders throughout the assessment process.
The end result of the assessment process was the development by the hospital of a strategic plan to address the major needs identified.
Read Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital's CHNA and Strategic Implementation Plan.
View the full report for the Barren River Community Health Planning Council.