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Community Health Needs Assessment

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2016 and 2019, a comprehensive, six-step community health needs assessment (“CHNA”) was conducted for Great Plains Health by Community Hospital Consulting. This CHNA includes relevant demographic and health data as well as stakeholder input surrounding the study area, which is defined as Lincoln County, Nebraska.

The analysis includes a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. Great Plains Health executives, representatives from West Central District Health Department and other community representatives met June through October of 2019 to review the research findings and prioritize the key focus areas. The CHNA report was presented to and approved by the Hospital Board on August 22, 2019 and by the Planning and Strategy Committee on August 16, 2019, and was also approved by the West Central District Health Department Board in September 2019.

Upon approval of the prioritized needs, Great Plains Health developed a 2020-2022 Implementation Plan to address each of the identified priorities. Great Plains Health will utilize its Implementation Plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the links below to review the Great Plains Health 2016 and 2019 CHNA and Implementation Plan reports:

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
2020-2022 Implementation Plan
2019 Community Resources
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
2016 Implementation Plan

Please address any written comments on the 2019 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:

Megan McGown
Great Plains Health
Chief Development Officer
601 W. Leota St.
North Platte, NE 69101

Downloadable copies of both documents are available by clicking on the above links or at the information desk located in the main entrance of Great Plains Health.

Other ways we are positively impacting our community:

  • GPFit! community wellness initiative: Our program to inspire health through preventive screenings, wellness events and health education.
  • GP Gives program: Our charitable contribution program dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve.
  • Support groups: Our commitment to ensuring that healing occurs both inside and outside our walls.

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