To the Residents of Monroe County,
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all non-profit 501(c)3 hospitals conduct a community needs assessment (CHNA). Hospitals must complete a CHNA at least every three years with input from the broader community, including public health experts. Monroe County Medical Center is pleased to present its CHNA.
The contents of the CHNA were compiled from local, state and national data sources. Additionally, surveys were made avaliable throughout the county, focus groups were conducted and responses aggregated to provide a comprehensive overview of the healthcare landscape in Monroe County.
The CHNA provides valuable information that indicates where Monroe County Medical Center is in meeting the needs of the county and the surrounding areas, and where there is room for improvement. The CHNA will serve as a guide to improve the performance of the Medical Center in allocating resources, identifying concerns, and improving the overall health of the people it serves over the next three years.
We do not have adequate resources to solve all problems identified and some issues are beyond the mission of the hospital, therefore action is best suited by others. Some improvements will require personal actions by individuals rather than the response of an organization. As you review this CHNA please consider ways to help us improve the health and medical service to our area. I invite and welcome your response to this report.
Chief Executive Officer