2012 Community Health Needs Assessment
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital has released the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in an effort to enhance the quality of health care. The PPACA requires non-profit hospitals to complete a CHNA every three years. Each hospital is responsible for prioritizing and creating an implementation strategy for the identified needs that arise as a result of the CHNA.
The CHNA process includes collecting secondary data related to the health of the community, including economic health. In addition, CEDIK compiled hospital utilization data to better understand who and why individuals were using the facility. Finally, through the assistance of the Community Steering Committee, input from the community was collected both through focus group discussions and through surveys.
The final report, which includes an implementation strategy, discusses the priorities that will be addressed over the next three years.