Would you like to share your concerns about our community’s health
needs and your ideas for change?
Southeast Georgia Health System is asking residents in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh, and
Wayne counties to participate in an
online survey to share their feedback on health care needs and concerns.
Health Needs Assessment Survey is completely anonymous—no one can connect you to your answers.
The survey, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, is accessible
now through February 25 via the Health System’s
website. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Information derived from the survey responses will provide the Health
System with a better understanding of community needs and help guide decisions
on how best to tailor programs and services to address those needs.
“Community input is a vital part of strategic planning, allocation
of resources, and development of partnerships to meet local challenges,” explains
Scott Raynes, MBA, M.A., president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “We want to
know how best to invest our resources to achieve maximum impact, especially
for our most vulnerable citizens.”
Like all non-profit hospitals in the United States, the Health System’s
hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties must comply with provisions of
the Affordable Care Act, which requires all non-profit hospitals to conduct a
Community Health Needs Assessment of its service area every three years. The survey is only part of the
overall assessment. In addition to resident feedback from the six counties,
data is collected from public sources, health experts, public health and
federally qualified health centers. Focus groups will prioritize community
health needs that, in turn, will be reviewed by community steering committees
prior to making recommendations for the final implementation strategies
regarding community benefits.
Previous survey findings have resulted in Health System investments in
recruitment of additional primary care physicians, screenings for cancers
and diabetes and community health education. Results of the survey will
be available on the Health System’s website later this year.