West Park Hospital Completes Community Health Needs Assessment

Cody, Wyo.(April 14, 2017)West Park Hospital completed their second Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) on January 5th of this year.

To determine the most critical health needs facing our area, West Park Hospital conducts a CHNA every three years. County-level data and the view-points of local experts are collected to develop an implementation plan for how WPH can help address these top health concerns.

The top six critical health needs WPH will be assisting with for the next three years are 1) suicide and mental health, 2) healthcare accessibility and affordability, 3) substance abuse, 4) obesity, 5) physical inactivity and 6) cancer.

“As our local healthcare provider, West Park Hospital is committed to supporting the community in ways that go above and beyond providing care within our walls,” states Doug McMillan, West Park Hospital CEO.

WPH has identified an implementation plan that includes activities the hospital is already doing, activities to explore or begin, how progress will be tracked, and who the hospital will partner with to meet these critical health needs.

“We are fortunate to have positive relations with outside organizations in Park County to address these health needs. WPH and the other stakeholders involved in this process addressed the importance to work together in order to carry out our objectives,” states Doug McMillan, West Park Hospital CEO.

To access the detailed and or condensed version of the 2016 WPH Community Health Needs Assessment please go to westparkhospital.org.

For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at West Park Hospital at atrudo@wphcody.org or (307) 578-2512.

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4/8/2017 12:00:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Updated: 7/26/2017 9:38:10 AM MOUNTAIN