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Community Health Needs Assessment

Southern Regional Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the surrounding community by blending a passion for healing with advanced medical technology to deliver the best possible care to our patients. To thoroughly understand the needs of the community we serve and in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement of tax-exempt hospitals, Southern Regional conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. The CHNA is based on reported quantitative data (e.g.demographics data, mortality rates, morbidity data, disease prevalence rates, health care resource data, etc.) as well as input from community leaders who represent the broad interests of the community served by the hospital facilities. These individuals offer special knowledge of public health issues, data related to underserved, hard-to-reach populations, and vulnerable populations in the southern crescent communities. Data from government and social agencies provided a strong framework and a comprehensive review for the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.

Results from our 2019-2021 CHNA provided a guide for the development of community benefit programs and hospital implementation strategies for the next three years.

To view the entire report, click: 2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment.

Click to view the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.