Community Health Needs Assessment

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is conducted to provide an understanding of the state of health in a community and the social factors contributing to and influencing health in the area. The CHNA may then be used as a guide for development of community health improvement strategies.

The periodic updating of assessments reflect changes in health status and factors over time and help ensure ongoing improvement efforts are based on the current needs of the community.

Saint Thomas Health and its member hospitals, conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) of the communities it serves every three years. These assessments of unmet health needs provide a basis for addressing the health needs of the communities we serve, and a reference for each of the hospital’s implementation strategy (community benefit plan) ensuring our work within our communities are aligned with the community needs and our Saint Thomas Health mission.



2016 Saint Thomas Health Priority Health Needs

Access to Care / Care Coordination  Access to Care / Care Coordination
Mental & Emotional Health / Substance Abuse  Mental & Emotional Health / Substance Abuse
Wellness / Disease Prevention  Wellness / Disease Prevention
Social Determinants Social Determinants

Health Needs shown by Order of Importance for each county:


Davidson County
Access to Care / Care Coordination Social Determinants Mental & Emotional Health / Substance Abuse Wellness / Disease Prevention
  • Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  • Saint Thomas West Hospital
  • Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
Community Presentation – 2015.09.10
2016 CHNA
2016 Implementation Strategy

Hickman County
Wellness / Disease Prevention Mental & Emotional Health / Substance Abuse Access to Care / Care Coordination Social Determinants
  • Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital
Community Presentation – 2015.10.07
2016 CHNA
2016 Implementation Strategy

Rutherford County
Access to Care / Care Coordination Mental & Emotional Health / Substance Abuse Wellness / Disease Prevention Social Determinants
  • Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Community Presentation – 2015.09.03
2016 CHNA
2016 Implementation Strategy

 

 
2013 Saint Thomas Health Priority Health Needs
 
Davidson County
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
Saint Thomas West Hospital
Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
Hickman County
Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital
Rutherford County
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

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For additional information and collaboration inquiries, please contact:

Alexandra Norton (alexandra.norton@sth.org)
Director, Community Health & Benefit / Saint Thomas Health
615.284.4581
 
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Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.