2022 Warren General Hospital Community Needs Assement

The Community Health needs Assessment (CHNA) is a written report that summarizes the needs of WGH service area and how we as a hospital intend to meet those needs. CHNA is mandated by the Patient Protection Act of 2010 and requires all non-profit hospitals to complete the assessment.

Requirements that must be included in the report:

1) Demographic information about our community.
2) A description of the process and methods used to obtain the demographic data including sources and dates of the data.
3) A description of how we obtain the data for the project (surveys, interviews, internet, etc) and who or where it came from.
4) A prioritized description of the community needs as well as a report describing how and why we prioritized them in the manner which was used.
5) A description of the hospital or other resources that will be used to meet the needs of the community.

In order to assess the community, demographic information about the community was obtained.  This included age, gender, race, income, employment, and education.  Secondary data was also obtained to identify other concerns within the community including illnesses like diabetes and cancer, and conditions including obesity, teen pregnancy, mental illness. The mortality rate, auto accidents, and addictions were additionally taken into account.

At least two top concerns are recommended to focus on to adequately fulfill the CHNA requirement. Warren General Hospital identified two concerns of the community. These concerns were identified utilizing the primary data, secondary data, a community survey, as well as a provider survey that was distributed to physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants.

 

WGH then coordinated with a strategic plan to address these concerns. The current program was developed in fiscal year 2022 as a way to improve the overall health of Warren County. The strategic plan is updated annually by the hospital leadership and Board of Directors.

The original report was for the tax year beginning after March 23, 2015, which for Warren General Hospital was July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. This report is the third report that is to be generated every three years thereafter. This report covers the timeframe of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.

 

Click the links below to download a copy of the full report and the 2022 CHNA Implementation Plan.   

CHNA Report

2022 CHNA Implementation Plan