Taylorville Memorial Hospital has completed a community health needs assessment and placed the document online for the public.
The nonprofit hospital identified two priorities for the people and communities it serves in Christian County. They are substance abuse and mental health.
Completing a community health needs assessment is required of nonprofit hospitals by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The hospital completed a previous needs assessment in 2015.
To complete the needs assessment, Taylorville Memorial Hospital collaborated with the Christian County Health Department and other health and social service providers that represent the vulnerable members of the community.
“A multitude of issues determine a community’s health. No single hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of its community,” said Kim Bourne, president and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital. “We look forward to working with our community partners to address these critical health needs faced by many in our community.”
The community health needs assessment includes an implementation strategy to address how the hospital will meet these priorities in 2018-21.
To view Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s community health needs assessment, visit ChooseMemorial.org/HealthyCommunities.