Community Health Needs Assessment
At Southwest General, our commitment to the health and wellness of the
communities we serve is an essential part of our mission. On a regular
basis, we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment* to evaluate the
health status of the communities we serve, identify health issues of greatest
concern, and develop a strategy to most effectively use our resources
to address identified health issues.
We are proud of our history of investing in community health programs,
and we are dedicated to continuing to partner with our communities and
with other organizations for a collaborative approach that offers the
greatest possible impact on improving community health status.
Below you will find our Community Health Needs Assessments, which provide
a framework for Southwest General’s ongoing community health improvement efforts.
* A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a comprehensive approach
to collecting qualitative and quantitative data about a geographic area to determine health status, identify health needs
and highlight demographic and social issues contributing to health concerns. Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
and implementing a strategy to address the outstanding community health
needs identified in the assessment
is a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and part of the IRS 990
requirement for a not-for-profit health system.