DCHM Results of 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

Delta, CO (January 2, 2020) ― DCMH has completed its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and posted the results and implementation plan on its website. Through the CHNA process, the Hospital has determined the top health needs of the community are Accessibility, Affordability, Mental Health, Drug& Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, and Social Factors. The Hospital has developed an implementation plan for addressing these needs including services/programs the hospital already offers, new services/programs the hospital may add, other organizations the hospital may partner with and metrics the hospital will use to track progress.

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A CHNA is a federal requirement of all non-profit hospitals to prove the hospital is providing community benefit and meeting the needs of local residents. The CHNA process follows federal guidelines including gathering statistical data from reputable sources, surveying "Local Experts" who meet specific criteria and developing an implementation plan for addressing the Significant Health Needs in the area.

The complete report can be found here: deltahospital.org. Community members can also go to the Hospital's front desk and request a paper copy to review. The Hospital would appreciate feedback on the 2019 CHNA, which can be provided by sending an email to jadavis@deltahospital.org or completing a paper form at the Hospital's front desk.

The 2019 CHNA was performed in conjunction with Quorum Health Resources, LLC of Brentwood, Tennessee. For more information, go to www.QHR.com.

About Delta County Memorial Hospital - Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is a non-profit, community hospital whose mission is to be the people's first choice for accessible, high-quality health services and to enhance the well-being of those we serve. Currently, DCMH is the largest employer in Delta County with over 600 employees. DCMH is 49 bed and ten clinic hospital system located in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Established in 1913, DCMH has been serving the region for over 100 years.