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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 2019 and again in 2022, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. The 2022 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Lincoln County, Nebraska.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. The CHNA and Implementation Plan report was presented to and approved by the Planning and Strategy Committee on October 25, 2022 and the Hospital Board on October 27, 2022.

Upon approval of the prioritized needs, Great Plains Health developed a 2023-2025 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 2019 and 2022 CHNA and Implementation Plans:

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
2020-2022 Implementation Plan
2019 Community Resources
2022 Community Health Needs Assessment
2023-2025 Implementation Plan

Please address any written comments on the 2022 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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