In 2011, Holy Cross Hospital identified unmet community health needs by conducting a community health needs assessment in collaboration with the Montgomery County Healthy Montgomery Community Health Improvement Process. The hospital also analyzed needs assessments and data about the market, demographics, socio-economic factors and health service utilization, and participated in community coalitions, commissions, committees, boards, partnerships, advisory groups and panels. In 2012, the Needs Assessment was amended to include priorities established by the Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee
Each year since 2005, Holy Cross Hospital has invited representatives of these groups to review its community benefit plan and provide recommendations for the hospital's community benefit focus. The hospital's activities focus on positively impacting the health of our community with a continuum of care that is tailored to meet the unique needs of women, infants, seniors, and racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities.
Unmet community health needs have been identified in the following areas: behavioral health, cancers, cardiovascular health, diabetes, maternal and infant health, and obesity. In addition, there are three overarching themes that should be addressed in each priority area: lack of access, health inequalities, and unhealthy behaviors."
View Holy Cross Hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment.