Baptist Community Health Needs Assessment Reports

Baptist Memorial Health Care undertook a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) beginning in late 2011. Baptist Memorial Health Care has 14 affiliate hospitals serving 110 counties in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. The assessment was not only initiated to comply with current requirements set forth in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but to further the health system’s commitment to community health improvement. The findings from the assessment will be utilized by Baptist Memorial Health Care to guide various community initiatives and to engage appropriate partners to address the various needs that were identified. Baptist Memorial Health Care is committed to the people it serves and the communities they live in. Through this process, the hospital will be a stronger partner in the community and the health of those in the surrounding neighborhoods will be elevated.

The Primary Goals of the Community Health Needs Assessment were to:

  • Provide baseline measure of key health indicators.
  • Establish benchmarks and monitor health trends.
  • Guide community benefit and community health improvement activities.
  • Provide a platform for collaboration among community groups.
  • Serve as a resource for individuals and agencies to identify community health needs.
  • Assist with community benefit requirements as outlined in Section 5007 of the ACA.