Community Benefit Reports
Learn how our programs and services help improve the overall health of the communities we serve, and provide quality healthcare to all who need it.
Ascension St. Joseph Hospital’s Mission, Vision and Values provide a strong foundation and guidance for the work we do in meeting the needs of the Community. We are deeply committed to improving community health through programs and various Community Benefit activities, and have a rich history of helping those who are poor and most vulnerable.
Community Health Needs Assessment
In accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), enacted March 23, 2010, Ascension St. Joseph Hospital will continue to respond to the health needs of our community. The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals to assess the healthcare needs of their communities and to adopt an implementation strategy to address the needs identified every three-years. The purpose of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is to understand the health needs and priorities of those who live and work in the communities served by Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, with the goal of addressing those needs through the development of an implementation strategy.
The 2019 CHNA has identified two health focus areas of alignment for Iosco County but also the broader-region. These focus areas are based on the magnitude of the issues affecting the community and region, input from community members and key stakeholders, including persons with expertise in public health, as well as trending of the most current data. Priority Areas for Iosco County include:
- Obesity-Related Adverse Health Conditions
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
In addition to the priority areas for Iosco County identified in the 2019 CHNA report, Ascension St. Joseph Hospital will continue to address national health system priorities including:
- Access to Healthcare
- Human Trafficking
To learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategies, please review the documents below:
- 2019 Ascension St. Joseph Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Report
- 2019 Ascension St. Joseph Hospital Implementation Strategy
- 2016 Ascension St. Joseph Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Report
- 2016 Ascension St. Joseph Hospital Implementation Strategy
For those who would like to obtain a hard copy, please contact Beth Pomranky-Brady at beth.pomrankybrady.org.