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Community Health Needs Assessment: 2016



The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted March 23, 2010 added new requirements hospital organizations must satisfy in order to be described in section 501(c)(3) as well as new reporting and excise taxes. These new requirements for charitable 501(c)(3) hospitals are articulated in section 501(r). The ACA imposes the following new requirements on organizations that operate one or more hospital facilities (Hospital Organizations). Each 501(c)(3) hospital organization is required to meet four general requirements on a facility-by-facility basis:

⬥ establish written financial assistance and emergency medial care policies 

⬥ limit amounts charged for emergency or other medically necessary care to individuals eligible for assistance under the hospital’s financial assistance policy

⬥ make reasonable efforts to determine whether an individual is eligible for assistance under the hospital’s financial policy before engaging in extraordinary collection actions against the individual, and 

conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years

These CHNA requirements are effective for tax years beginning after March 23, 2012 

Providence Medical Center (PMC) engaged Focus & Execute to:
⬥ complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report
⬥ provide Providence Medical Center with information needed to complete the IRS form 990 Schedule
⬥ provide information needed for the hospital to issue an assessment of community health need and to document how it     intends to respond to the identified needs


Click Here to View Complete Assessement

Click Here to View the 2017-2019 CHNA Action Plan



Past Community Health Assessment (2013)

Providence Medical Center (PMC) is organized as a not-for-profit hospital.  “The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act” of 2010 requires that all 501(c)(3) hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The overarching view of the community assessment must be health needs from the perspective of the community, not the perspective of the health providers within the community. This is an important distinction because much of the discussion will be focused on health provider activities. Thus, the community orientation is critically important. This year (2013) PMC collaborated with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department (NNPHD), with NNPHD taking the lead, and with Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Nebraska to complete a health needs assessment for the citizens of our service area. The PMC service area is within about 45 miles from Wayne, Nebraska and primarily includes Wayne, Cedar, Dixon and Thurston counties. PMC also has additional market share that includes parts of Cuming, Pierce and Stanton counties.


Providence Medical Center Information

Public Health Data

BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) Data

Statewide Data and Reports

Documents are in English only.