Warren Campus

Community Health Needs Assessment - Warren Campus

Community Health Needs Assessment
St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus

The St. Luke's University Health Network's Warren Campus has conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) pursuant to the requirement of Section 501 (r) of the Internal Revenue Code. The study was completed in 2012 and the project was completed with the assistance of independent contractors who are recognized experts in the fields of community health assessment and data mining.

St. Luke's Warren Campus commissioned AMK Healthcare Consulting, LLC (AMK), in association with New Solutions, Inc. AMK was established in 2010 by Valerie Sellers, president and CEO. Ms. Sellers holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Master's degree in Health Administration—both from Cornell University. Before founding AMK, Ms. Sellers served as Senior Vice President for Health Planning and Research at the New Jersey Hospital Association for more than 17 years.

New Solutions, Inc. (NSI) is a management consulting company formed in 1984. The collective expertise of the NSI team includes health administrators, market researchers, business and financial analysts, strategic planners and marketing professionals, epidemiologists, database experts, and decision support technologists. Lead consultants have an average of 20+ years of health care experience.

On the St. Luke's Warren Campus CHNA project, the lead participant from NSI was principal, Nancy Erickson, a key management advisor to many New Jersey hospitals' senior administrators for more than 20 years. Ms. Erickson holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Drew University and a Master's degree from Rutgers University, where she specialized in health planning, policy and management.

Survey Components

The results of the survey are based on four separate components:

  • A random telephone survey of 719 households in the hospital's primary service area, which includes Warren County and its neighboring community of Easton, Pennsylvania.
  • An analysis of existing community health measures and secondary data.
  • Three focus groups conducted by AMK with key patient populations in the Warren Campus service area.
  • Structured interviews with identified key informants in the community.


Learn more about Community Health initiatives at St. Luke's University Health Network.