SPOONER, WI- May 9, 2019—Spooner Health has released the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment and the 2019-2021 implementation plan on its website at www.SpoonerHealth.com/CHNA.
Spooner Health participated in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) services administrated by the National Rural Health Resource Center of Duluth, Minnesota. A mailed survey instrument designed to be easily completed by respondents was developed to assess the health care needs and preferences of the area. Responses were electronically scanned to maximize accuracy. The survey was designed to assemble information from residents regarding:
Following the survey, the National Rural Health Resource Center and six hospital and community leaders met in January of 2019 to further assess information and develop a strategic action plan for 2019-2021. The group used the survey to identify the top community health needs to prioritize. These needs were then evaluated based on those that best relate to the hospital’s mission, urgency, feasibility within the hospital’s resources, existing community strengths, and opportunities to partner with other local organizations. The top needs identified and placed into an implementation plan were:
Mike Schafer, CEO of Spooner Health, says “The community health needs assessment gives us a road map over the next three years to really address what the top priorities are for Washburn County and surrounding communities. We are so grateful to those people who took the time to return the survey and we look forward to working with community partners to address the key issues facing our area.”
Complete survey findings and implementation plan can be found at www.SpoonerHealth.com/CHNA.
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