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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland Conducts Project To Assess Madison County Health Needs

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland is working with community stakeholders on a project to assess the health needs of the residents of Madison County.

As part of the assessment process, St. Joseph’s is asking all county residents to help identify health issue areas through a brief 10-minute online community survey. The feedback provided will help identify priority health issues for inclusion in the Madison County Health Improvement Plan.

Residents can take the survey at through April 30, 2021. Responses are anonymous.

Nonprofit hospitals must complete a community health needs assessment every three years, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Hospitals provide their reports to the Internal Revenue Service.

Following the survey and other information gathering, the hospital will determine which health priorities they should address over the next three years and how to implement those priorities. Those priorities will be announced in late 2021.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland is part of Hospital Sisters Health System. The other hospitals in Hospital Sisters Health System’s Illinois division conducting health needs assessments are HSHS St. John’s Hospital for Sangamon County, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital for Macon County, HSHS St. Francis Hospital for Montgomery and Macoupin counties, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for St. Clair County, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese for Clinton County, HSHS Holy Family Hospital for Bond County, and HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Effingham for Effingham and Jasper counties.

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