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In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed by Congress included a requirement for non-profit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and to develop an implementation plan that addresses the priority health needs of that community.
Because of this, Linn County Public Health facilitated a CHNA for Mercy Medical Center and other area organizations to support these new requirements. The assessment covered Linn County and was designed to identify the major health and socioeconomic issues that disproportionately affect this region. In addition, the hospitals’ eight contiguous county region public health departments were contacted by Mercy Medical Center to better understand their county needs through utilizing their community health assessment.
Download the 2015 report (PDF). If you would like a paper copy of the CHNA report, please contact Mercy’s Community Benefit office at (319) 221-8568.
As a result of the most recent CHNA and in support of our mission, Mercy Medical Center has developed an Implementation Plan to address the priority health needs of the community.
Provisions in the Affordable Care Act require a tax-exempt hospital to:
2013 CHNA report (PDF)
Implementation Plan (PDF)
2015 CHNA report (PDF)