Community Health Needs Assessment


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 mandated new IRS requirements for hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)and adopt an Implementation Plan, both of which must be reported in the Schedule H990. The provisions took effect in a hospitals taxable year beginning after March 23, 2012. In compliance with these requirements, Punxsutawney Area Hospital has actively created a fully compliant Community Health Needs Assessment product and process-Approved by the hospital’s board of directors for adoption in the Fall of 2021.

Punxsutawney Area Hospital provides established programs and services to support community health. PAH conducted  a Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) for its licensed hospitals in compliance with IRS 501(r) guidelines.

Each CHNA incorporates input from community stakeholders and public health experts, and identifies actions and implementation plans to improve community health.

Click Here to view the Updated Community Health Needs Assessment Goals and Objectives

Click Here to view Community Health Needs Plan

Click Here to view the Nondiscrimination Statement

Click Here to view the 2018 CHNA

Click Here to view the 2018 Implentation Strategy