Hutcheson Medical Center is requesting public involvement with conducting the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). In compliance with the Affordable Care Act, non-profit hospitals such as Hutcheson Medical Center must periodically conduct assessments to identify health needs of its residents and subsequently develop strategies that best address medical priorities.
The hospital is asking residents of Walker, Dade, and Catoosa counties to provide input via an online survey, which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HutchesonSurvey2014. The survey will also be handed out at Hutcheson’s nine medical clinics. Responses to the survey, which asks questions relating to health, nutrition, and access to medical care, are anonymous.
The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, February 14. Once completed, the assessment will be published and made available to the public. For more information about Hutcheson’s Community Health Needs Assessment, please call Stacey Kaufmann at 706/858-2106.