HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham County Health Department and Jasper County Health Department are once again collaborating on a project to assess the health needs of the residents of Effingham and Jasper counties. 

As  part of the assessment process, St. Anthony’s and the health departments are asking all county residents to help identify health issue areas through a brief 10-minute online community survey. The feedback provided will help identify priority health issues for inclusion in the Effingham and Jasper County Health Improvement Plan. 

Residents can take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EffinghamJasperCountyAssessment through April 21, 2021. Responses are anonymous. 

Nonprofit  hospitals must complete a community health needs assessment every  three years, a  requirement of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Hospitals provide their reports to the Internal Revenue Service. Local health departments are required by the Illinois Department of Public Health to complete community health assessments every five years through guidelines established by the Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN).

Following  the survey and other information gathering, the hospital and health departments will determine which health priorities they should address over the next three years and how to implement those priorities. Those  priorities will be announced in late 2021.

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of Hospital Sisters Health System. The other hospitals in Hospital Sisters Health System's Illinois division conducting health needs assessments are HSHS St. John’s Hospital for Sangamon County, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital for Macon County, HSHS St. Francis Hospital for Montgomery and Macoupin counties, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for St. Clair County, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese for Clinton County, HSHS Holy Family Hospital for Bond County, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland for Madison County.

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HSHS Illinois
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