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Community Health Needs Assessment

What is a Community Health Needs Assessment?

The Community Health Needs Assessment is a requirement of all not-for-profit hospital organizations in order to maintain their tax-exempt "charitable" status. In accordance with the IRS section 501(c)(3) section of the Federal Internal Revenue Code these organizations have long been required to report their activities for the communities in which they serve. Due to recent changes to the code with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act these organizations must now complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years to gather information about needs in their community and report those on the 990 IRS Form. These assessments can be conducted in collaboration with other not-for-profit organizations, such as public health, other clinics, and population health focused organizations.

It is also required by the IRS that not-for-profit hospitals prepared and execute an implementation plan based upon the findings of their CHNA. These are also reported on the 990 IRS Form.

Community Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments & Implementation Plans

Community Needs Assessment 2016

Community Needs Assessment 2016 Implementation Plan 

Community Needs Assessment 2013

Community Needs Assessment 2013 Implementation Plan

List of Community Resources

Feedback and Contact Information

For more information about the Community Health Needs Assessment findings, results, implementation plan, or more, please contact one of the individuals listed below.  Or please mail a letter to:

Community Hospital
Community Health Needs Assessment
P.O. Box 1328
McCook, NE 69001

Community Health Needs Assessment Team

Direct Contacts

Sarah Wolford, MS, MPH, Wellness & Outreach Coordinator

Troy Bruntz, President & CEO

Sean Wolfe, CFO

Jon Reiners, Strategic Planning Manager


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