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 June, 2018.

Punxsutawney Area Hospital provides established programs and services to support community health. In 2018/2019, 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

Click Here to view Community Health Needs Goals and Objectives