McGehee Hospital, a critical access hospital located in the City of McGehee in Desha County, Arkansas, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. In order to fulfill the hospital’s mission and retain tax-exempt status, it must provide programs and services that intentionally assess and respond to local community health needs. McGehee Hospital provides community benefits by offering health education, free community health screenings, support for local athletic activities, and several community health initiatives. Further, every three years, McGehee Hospital conducts a survey assessing the needs of Desha County residents and hospital stakeholders in the surrounding area. The assessment includes input from persons representing broad interests of the community served by McGehee Hospital, including those with public health expertise. These individuals form the community advisory committee. The community advisory committee assisted hospital staff in collecting survey data that indicated the most pressing health concerns in the hospital service area. Upon identifying the health issue priorities, McGehee Hospital’s community needs assessment steering committee will create an action plan to address some of these issues through resources available to the hospital. The completed report will be made available to the public. McGehee Hospital’s 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment is prepared by the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership leadership and staff in accordance with the requirements of Section 9007 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Below are links to our completed Community Health Needs Assessment reports: