2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

Provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 require tax-exempt (non-profit) hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and develop an Implementation Plan at least every three years. The regulations for the CHNA include defining the hospital’s service area and compiling demographics and analysis of health indicators; taking into account input from the community, including public health professionals; identifying resources; and prioritizing community health needs. To facilitate this goal, SRMC partnered with West Virginia University’s School of Public Health (WVU SPH) to complete this Needs Assessment using a robust community based process designed to engage a broad swath of community members. This process was led by Dr. Tom Bias and Emily Sarkees in the Health Research Center within the school. A CHNA leadership team was convened by SRMC including hospital and community leadership to inform and guide the process. A survey perception survey to gather our community’s input about our community health concerns was conducted. This survey was used to help guide the Community Health Needs Assessment for the Summersville Regional Medical Center. We will use the results of this survey, along with other information, to identify the most pressing health issues which can be addressed through community action. We graciously thank anyone who provided responses because your opinion is important to us. At Summersville Regional Medical Center, we have spent more than 50 years providing high-quality compassionate healthcare to the greater Nicholas County communities. We welcome you to review this document not just as a part of our compliance with federal law, but of our continuing efforts to meet your health and medical needs.

The 2018 Summersville Regional Medical Center (SRMC) CHNA incorporates the requirements described above and identifies the following prioritized needs:

1. Substance Use/Abuse

2. Cancer

3. Obesity and Chronic Disease