Nov 8, 2018 /
Uvalde Memorial Hospital has again begun the process of completing a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The project is done every three years to complete an objective and comprehensive study of the overall health status of the hospital’s service region.
The first part of the assessment includes an economic impact study, a detailed look at the hospital and it’s services, and reports on demographics within the hospital’s medical service region of Edwards, Kinney, Real, Uvalde and Zavala counties. All of these components combined are used to analyze the healthcare needs of residents in the area.
A large component of the study includes community feedback and the hospital invites and encourages all residents within the five county service region to complete the CHNA survey before November 30, 2018. The survey will be a key indicator in determining the overall health status of the service area, identifying the most pressing health-related needs, and will help the committee develop recommendations based on the findings. The survey is open to the public and can be obtained by hard copy at the hospital or taken online at https://www.research.net/r/UMHCHNA2018.
The hospital will look to survey results for assistance in prioritizing the needs they identify and will adopt an implementation strategy to meet those needs. Results from the assessment will be made available to the public and will be reported in accordance with federal requirements by the end of the calendar year.
Under the ACA the CHNA is a requirement for not-for-profit hospitals every three years. If you are interested in completing a survey please visit www.umhtx.org, hhtps://www.research.net/r/UMHCHNA2018, or the hospital’s administration office.You may also call (830) 278-6251 extension 1038 or email email@example.com to obtain a copy.