Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of the Affordable Care Act, not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2013 and again in 2016, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. In 2016, the CHNA report was conducted for the Medical Center Hospital in conjunction with the Family Health Clinic. The CHNA reports include a comprehensive assessment of Ector County.

The analysis includes 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. Medical Center Hospital will utilize its 2016 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 Medical Center Hospital CHNA and Implementation Plans:

Please address any written comments on the 2016 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:

Diana Ruiz, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, CWOCN, NE-BC, CHW
Director of Population / Community Health
500 West 4th Street
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 640 – 2383
Email: dhuerta@echd.org

Or, Click HERE to give us feedback (Type “CHNA” in the subjects tab)