Community Health Needs Assessment

In the summer of 2016, LifePoint Health, Conemaugh Health System and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands, sponsored a CHNA, engaging national leaders in community health needs assessments to assist in the project. Stratasan, a healthcare analytics firm based in Nashville, Tennessee, was engaged to assist in the process. Stratasan provided the analysis of community health data, facilitated the focus group, conducted surveys to the general community, CHS employees and physicians in the community, to assist with determining significant health needs and goals for improvement. Stratasan also facilitated a Community Health Summit to receive community input into the priorities and brainstorm solutions. 
This CHNA assesses health in both Cambria and Somerset Counties, the service areas of three hospitals in the CHS: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center and Conemaugh Miners Medical Center. The United Way of the Laurel Highlands utilizes the CHNA to gauge the health and human service climate of the community.