Highland Hospital conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) between March 2016 and September 2016. This assessment meets all of the federal requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and was approved by the Highland Hospital Association Board of Directors on September 27, 2016.
In accordance with federal requirements, this report is made widely available to the public on our website at www.HighlandHosp.com.
The Affordable Care Act, enacted by the United States Congress on March 23, 2010, stipulates that non-profit hospital organizations complete a community health needs assessment every three years. Highland Hospital’s last CHNA was completed on September 30, 2013.
For this needs assessment, Highland Hospital included feedback from the community and experts in the public health, mental health, and clinical care field. The assessment also took into account the health needs of vulnerable populations, including minorities, those with chronic illness, low-income and medically underserved.
This CHNA focuses on the primary service area of Kanawha County, West Virginia. The study considered services offered by hospitals in the area, population trends, socio-economic demographics and the region’s overall sufficiency of healthcare providers in the community. The study included data obtained from numerous health organizations as well as interviews with community leaders, hospital staff and the Hospital’s Board of Directors. This information is being used to determine the community’s future health needs.