UMH Begins Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Project

Jul 16, 2021 /


Uvalde Memorial Hospital is undergoing 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 is the second portion which includes community feedback. The hospital invites and encourages all residents within the five-county service region to complete the CHNA survey available now until July 31, 2021. 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 in the development of 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

The hospital will look to survey results for assistance in prioritizing the needs identified 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:

  • or the hospital’s administration office.

You may also call (830) 278-6251 extension 1038 or email to obtain a copy.

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