Community Health Needs Assessment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 included a provision that requires every tax exempt, non-governmental hospital to:

  • Conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at least every three years;
  • Adopt a Strategic Implementation Plan that includes how the needs identified in the assessment will be met; and
  • Report to the Internal Revenue Service via its 990 tax form how it is meeting its implementation plan.

The Community Health Needs Assessment Report details the process used to collect, disseminate and prioritize the information in the assessment. The Medical Center at Caverna worked closely with local healthcare and public health leaders throughout the assessment process. The end result of the assessment process was the development by the hospital of a strategic plan to address the major needs identified. 

Community Health Needs Assessment & Strategic Implementation Plan for 2019-2021

BRIGHT Coalition Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan 2019-2021

BRIGHT Coalition Community Health Plan Executive Summary 2019-2021

The Medical Center at Caverna's CHNA and Strategic Implementation Plan for 2016-2018

Results of 2015 Community Wide Survey

View the full report for the Barren River Community Health Planning Council

View the 2013 CHNA for Caverna Memorial Hospital

Community Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process 2011-2012