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SwedishAmerican Hospital (SAH) contracted with McGladrey to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), as required by Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(r).

SwedishAmerican Hospital defined its community for the CHNA as Boone, Ogle, and Winnebago Counties, Illinois, since over 85% of inpatients draw from this area. Both primary and secondary data were collected to identify health needs within the hospital’s community.

Primary data was collected from interviews with community leaders and stakeholders. The hospital commissioned 20 in-depth interviews with community members who represent the broad interests as well as the specific populations in the Rockford area. Secondary data was collected using databases created by other agencies or organizations.

The Reports

For information about the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, please refer to the following PDF documents :

The Action Plan

Six primary health concerns have resulted from a comprehensive review and assessment of primary and secondary data. These areas align seamlessly with community health concerns discussed regularly in weekly leadership meetings, leading to the natural selection of the internal CHNA project team to take the lead in the prioritization process. The prioritization discussion around community needs resulted in the following order:

  1. Cancer
  2. Obesity
  3. Smoking
  4. Poverty and Unemployment
  5. Economic and Logistical Access to Care
  6. Vulnerable Populations: Hispanic/Latino Population
As a result of these findings, an action plan has been put into place on how to address these health concerns.
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