St. Luke’s University Health Network recently completed its triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and will present its findings in a series of public presentations. The community is encouraged to attend the sessions and participate in the discussions.
As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct a CHNA every three years to maintain tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The goal of the assessment is to identify critical health disparities faced by populations within St. Luke’s service areas. The assessments state health priorities unveiled by community stakeholders, hospital professionals and public health experts.
Additionally, regional implementation plans will be crafted to build collaborative partnerships to determine the allocation of resources to address the specified health needs.
St. Luke’s will be presenting the CHNA community meetings at the following dates and times (these events are free however registration is required):
- St. Luke’s Easton and Anderson Campuses: September 22, 2022, 11:30-1 PM, St. Luke’s Easton Campus Kroner Auditorium
- St. Luke’s Miners and Geisinger St. Luke’s Campuses: September 29, 2022, 1-2:30 PM, Virtual through Microsoft TEAMS
- St. Luke’s Quakertown and Upper Bucks Campuses: October 11, 3-4:30 PM, Strayer Middle School
- St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus: October 25, 9-10:30 AM, Virtual through Microsoft TEAMS
- St. Luke’s Sacred Heart and Allentown Campuses: October 31, 8:30-10:30 AM, St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital Auditorium
- St. Luke’s Monroe Campus: November 14, 10:30-12 PM, Virtual through Microsoft TEAMS
- St. Luke’s Carbon and Lehighton Campuses: November 16, 10:30 AM, Virtual through Microsoft TEAMS
- St. Luke’s Warren Campus: 2022 Annual Report to the Community: December 5, 2022, 5-6 PM, Virtual through Microsoft TEAMS
“Thank you for being a part of our 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment process since 2013,” said St. Luke’s Vice President Community Health Rajika Reed, Ph.D., MPH, M.Ed. “We are so pleased that we had over 11,500 respondents complete our survey, so your voices were heard. This provided valuable data that we are looking forward to sharing with you. Please join us to learn more about your communities.”
To view our previous CHNA reports, please refer to the following link: https://www.slhn.org/community-health/community-health-needs-assessment. If you have any questions regarding any of these reports, please contact the Department of Community Health at (484) 526-2100.