A community health needs assessment identifies the strengths and resources available in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, adults, families, and population groups. The assessment focuses on the capabilities of the community, including its citizens, agencies, and organizations. It provides a framework for developing and identifying services and solutions and building communities that support and nurture all residents. It may be limited to a compilation of demographic data from census records, results of surveys conducted by others, and informal feedback from community partners. Assessments may also be expanded to include focus group discussions, town meetings, interviews with stakeholders, and telephone or mailed surveys to individual members within the community (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Affordable Care Acts requires not-for-profit hospitals to:

Conduct a community needs assessment every three years, utilizing persons from the community that represent health care knowledge and persons from the broader community in the process and evaluation.

Make the needs assessment (Community Health Profile – CHP) widely available to the public

Needs assessment must take into account the medically underserved, low income, and minority populations.

MGH Reports

2015 MGH Annual Report and Community Benefit Summary PDF

To be the first choice for healthcare services and to promote wellness in our Healthcare Community.

To expand our delivery of healthcare services using best practices by leading a collaborative approach involving physicians, staff, business leaders, and our community.

Going Beyond:
MGH is dedicated to promoting wellness in our Healthcare Community. MGH staff collaborated with more than 30 local organizations and 66 congregations promoting and educating health and wellness.

2016 Cancer Care Report PDF

We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

I am very proud to announce that the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS) granted Three-Year Accreditation with Gold-Level Commendation ( 8 out of 8 ) to the Cancer Program at Marion General Hospital in June 2013.

Marilyn Pearcy, Director Medical Oncology & Cancer Navigator

State & County Health Rankings

About the Program
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We know that much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office—in our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps help communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income. Having health insurance and quality health care are important to our health, but we need leadership and action beyond health care.

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what’s making people sick or healthy. The County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.