In 2014, Holy Cross Health identified unmet community health needs by conducting a community health needs assessment in collaboration with the Montgomery County Healthy Montgomery Community Health Improvement Process. Holy Cross Health 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.
Each year since 2005, Holy Cross Health has invited representatives from the county and state health departments; individuals or organizations serving or representing medically underserved, low-income and minority populations; and individuals or organizations representing the broad interests of the community it serves to review its community benefit plan and provide recommendations for the system's community benefit focus. Holy Cross Health'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.
The community health needs assessment focuses on the geographic areas served by Holy Cross Hospital located in Silver Spring and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Unmet community health needs have been identified in the following areas: maternal and infant health, seniors, cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes, behavioral health and cancers. In addition, there are three overarching themes that should be addressed in each priority area: lack of access, health inequalities, and unhealthy behaviors.
FY 2015 Needs Assessments:
View FY 2015 Holy Cross Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
View FY 2015 Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
FY 2012 Needs Assessments:
View FY 2012 Holy Cross Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
View Amended FY 2012 Holy Cross Hospital Community Needs Assessment
If you have questions or comments regarding community benefit or these reports, please contact Kimberley McBride, community benefit officer, at 301-754-7149 or email@example.com.