Dear Community Resident:
Montrose Memorial Hospital welcomes you to review this document as we strive to meet the health and medical needs in our community. All not-for-profit hospitals are required to develop this report in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
The “2013 Community Health Needs Assessment” identifies local health and medical needs and provides a plan to indicate how Montrose Memorial Hospital will respond to such needs. This document suggests areas where other local organizations and agencies might work with us to achieve desired improvements and illustrates one way we, Montrose Memorial Hospital, are meeting our obligations to efficiently deliver medical services.
Montrose Memorial Hospital will conduct this effort at least once every three years. As you review this plan, please see if, in your opinion, we have identified the primary needs and if our intended response should make appropriate needed improvements.
We do not have adequate resources to solve all the problems identified. Some issues are beyond the mission of the hospital and action is best suited for a response by others. Some improvements will require personal actions by individuals rather than the response of an organization. We view this as a plan for how we, along with other organizations and agencies, can collaborate to bring the best each has to offer to address the more pressing, identified needs.
The report is a response to a federal requirement of not-for-profit hospital’s to identify the community benefit it provides in responding to documented community need. Footnotes are provided to answer specific tax form questions; for most purposes, they may be ignored. Of greater importance, however, is the potential for this report to guide our actions and the efforts of others to make needed health and medical improvements.
Please think about how to help us improve the health and medical services our area needs. We invite your response to this report. We all live and work in this community together and our collective efforts can make living here more enjoyable and healthier.