KNOXVILLE – Over the next three months, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics will be updating the 2013 Marion County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). (Note: This assessment update is a follow-up to meet final IRS regulations released on 01/02/2015, requiring all 501(c)(3) hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years).

The goal of this assessment update is to understand progress in addressing community health needs cited in the 2013 CHNA report and to collect up-to-date community health perceptions. To accomplish this work, a short online survey has been developed. To access the survey, please visit www.knoxvillehospital.org and click on the survey link located directly on the homepage.

All community residents and business leaders are encouraged to complete the 2016 online CHNA survey by Tuesday, March 1st and to attend the upcoming scheduled Town Hall on Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30-7:00pm at Knoxville High School.

“We hope that the community and health professionals will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of healthcare delivery in our county,” said Kevin Kincaid, Chief Executive Officer at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.

Vince Vandehaar, MBA (VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, Kansas) has been retained to conduct this countywide research. If you have any questions about CHNA activities, please call 913-924-2327.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418 or visit www.knoxvillehospital.org.