Community Health Needs Assessment
COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT (CHNA)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals such as Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center to assess the healthcare needs of their communities every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy to address the needs identified. Each hospital must make its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy widely available to the public.
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center is dedicated to strengthening health of the people we serve. In the past, TLRMC has employed a mixture of different methods and intuition to assess the health needs of our communities. Hospital leadership, outside healthcare consultants, physicians, Board of Directors and others then adjusted services to meet those identified needs. Assessing community health needs through a review of available health data and discussion with area health care partners, community leaders and representatives of the many groups served by the hospital gives TLRMC and its healthcare partners the opportunity to identify and address the area's most pressing health care needs.