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Targeting our community health needs

What we're doing to meet local health needs

Fairview talks with people in our communities and listens to their health concerns through a formal process known as a Community Health Needs Assessment.

Based on what we learn, we develop new programs and partnerships—or extend existing ones—that address the top health priorities identified by people living in each of the communities we serve.

Part of our core mission
Fairview has undertaken these assessments voluntarily every three years since 1995. They're now required under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—but we see them as much more than a legal requirement.

"This is about being true to Fairview's core mission of healing, discovery and education," says Ann Ellison, director of Fairview community health, church relations and medical missions. "We've always felt it was important for us to listen to the community." 

The needs assessment process benefited from months of work by many individuals throughout Fairview and our community. From Board members to pastors, physicians, nurses, educators, public health experts, social service leaders and others, this project benefited from the volunteered time, energy, insight and expertise of many community members. Fairview is grateful for their partnership and support.

Fairview completed assessments for all six of our hospital communities in 2015. Below are links to each hospital's report.

2015 Community Health Needs Assessments

2012 Community Health Needs Assessments

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