Community Health Needs Assessment

Service to the poor is a primary value at Wamego Health Center.  In 2014, we contributed $76,000 to the community through community benefit initiatives.  Some examples of ways we have contributed to our community include:

  • Physicians volunteering at Community Health Ministries
  • Offering a free sports medicine clinic and concussion awareness program to all USD 320 athletes
  • Providing the support of Licensed Clinical Therapists to Community Health Ministries clients
  • Coordinating Get Fit Wamego

In 2014, in collaboration with community partners from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties, Wamego Health Center conducted a county wide Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).   The primary purpose of the CHNA was to identify priority healthcare, wellness and prevention needs which are best addressed by community health agencies working collaboratively.  We are fortunate to have a strong relationship with our community partners who are committed to this valuable work.

The CHNA took into account community demographics, socio-economic factors and health service utilization trends.  In the spring of 2015, Wamego Health Center hosted a community listening session where we accepted the input of our community partners.  With their input, we identified our community health goals for the next 3 years.

The assessment and formal report is in alignment with the federal IRS community benefit reporting requirements that affect all State-licensed 501(c)(3) hospitals.  The priorities identified in the assessment have been accepted by the Wamego Hospital Association and Wamego Health Center Board of Directors.


TO VIEW THE FULL COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT:
http://www.pottawatomiecountycommunityneedsassessment.org/

TO VIEW WAMEGO HEALTH CENTER’S COMMUNITY HEALTH OBJECTIVES AND GOALS:

Community Needs Assessment 2015


 

Questions?  Please contact us:

Shannan Flach
Administrator
Wamego Health Center
(785) 458-7201