Florence - MUSC Health and McLeod Health are launching a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) beginning April 19, 2021 until May 14, 2021. A Community Health Needs Assessment is a systematic survey involving the community to identify and analyze community health needs. The results provide organizations with the community’s health priorities so they can plan and act upon unmet needs. As a best practice, many health systems periodically conduct a CHNA to understand the critical needs of the communities served.

Residents of the Pee Dee are asked to complete a health assessment survey. You can access the survey virtually by clicking here.

"MUSC Health is committed to providing high-quality care for the communities we serve. For most of my career, I've had the privilege of serving within rural hospital settings, and I have witnessed first-hand the neighbor-caring-for-neighbor dedication that tightly-knit communities have come to count on during their times of need. This Community Health Needs Assessment will help MUSC and our partner McLeod Health identify how together we can better serve the needs of those in our communities," Tom Crawford, Interim CEO, Florence Division, and System Chief Operating Officer, MUSC Health.

“McLeod Health has cared for those living in and around the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina for 115 years,” said Donna Isgett, McLeod Health President and CEO. “The McLeod Health mission is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. We are local people caring for local people and take that mission very seriously. Through this collaboration we aim to gain a more thorough knowledge of the community’s health status and work together to provide the best and appropriate healthcare to those in need.”

“MUSC Health is pleased to collaborate with community partners such as McLeod Health to ensure a successful rollout of this important project. Providing care to our communities is a privilege. This assessment represents a significant part of our purpose as it will assist us in planning future health services and programs for and with our communities," said Christina O'Malley, External Affairs and Strategic Engagement, MUSC Regional Health Network.

“The results of the Community Health Needs Assessment enable us to set priorities, develop interventions and direct resources to improve the health of people living in our service area,” said Will McLeod, Administrator of McLeod Regional Medical Center. “Our success should be linked to collaboration where our collective efforts can build a healthy community that nurtures its families and communities.”

Community citizens can access the survey virtually by clicking here. Printed surveys are also available at select community partner locations listed below. Survey posters and flyers will be located throughout the community, and information will be distributed through social media.

MUSC Health and McLeod Health Spearhead Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment in the Pee Dee

Upon completion of the Community Health Needs Assessment and once results are compiled, a report will be made available. The community will be engaged in the development of strategies to address the identified health needs.

For any additional questions regarding the CHNA, contact:

Christina O'Malley at omalleyc@musc.edu or

Michelle Logan-Owens at michelle.logan-owens@mcleodhealth.org

MUSC Health and McLeod Health Spearhead Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment in the Pee Dee

 

 

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