Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment for: Newaygo County General Hospital Association d/b/a Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial

The “hospital facility” listed above is part of Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 600 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 625,000 members. Spectrum Health System is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees. The organization provided $176.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year. In 2011 and 2010, Spectrum Health System was named a Top 10 Health System by Thomson Reuters.

 

The focus of this Community Health Needs Assessment is to identify the community needs as they exist during the assessment period (late summer/fall 2011), understanding fully that they will be continually changing in the months and years to come. For purposes of this assessment, “community” is defined as the county in which the hospital facility is located. This definition of community based upon county lines, is similar to the market definition of Primary Service Area (PSA). The target population of the assessment reflects an overall representation of the community served by this hospital facility.The information contained in this report is current to the best of our knowledge as of December 5, 2011, with updates to the assessment anticipated every three (3) years in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Internal Revenue Code 501(r).

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