Jacksonville Memorial Hospital has completed its community health needs assessment and listed its three priorities online for the public to view.
The nonprofit hospital has developed an implementation plan to address these priorities in fiscal years 2022 through 2024. They are mental health, obesity and cancer.
Mental health was also singled out as a system-wide priority for all five hospitals in Memorial Health.
To complete the needs assessment, Jacksonville Memorial Hospital collaborated with the Morgan County Health Department and other health and social service providers that represent vulnerable members of the community.
“Many issues determine the health of a community. No single hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the community’s health,” said Dr. Scott Boston, president and CEO of Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. “We look forward to working with our community partners to address these critical health needs faced by many.”
Completing a community health needs assessment is required of nonprofit hospitals every three years as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
To view Jacksonville Memorial Hospital’s community health needs assessment, visit memorial.health/CHNA.