A 10 Minute Community Needs Health Survey Can Make a Difference

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If you reside near Bon Secours Richmond hospitals: Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, and Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, you are able to help Bon Secours make an impact on the health of your community.

Answering a 25-question survey (which takes about 10 minutes) will help Bon Secours identify the areas of greatest need in the metro Richmond community where the not-for-profit health system might improve the health of the community.

Richmond residents can take the survey now though Dec. 20, 2015 in both English and Spanish online here.  The survey is anonymous and covers general questions, specific questions regarding each community and health concerns.

Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit health systems, like Bon Secours, that operate one or more hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. Along with input from local health departments, social services, school systems, community safety net providers and local governments, the survey contributes to an overall snapshot of the community.

“Since 1966, Bon Secours has been committed to providing good help to those in need in Richmond. This survey offers a great opportunity to continue to recognize and address high priority health care needs in the area,” said Toni Ardabell, CEO, Bon Secours Richmond Health System. “We hope our neighbors in Richmond will take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us understand what the greatest health care needs are in our community.”

Bon Secours has used information from the last survey to create community programs and parnerships to address adult and childhood obesity, cancer, chronic disease, heart disease and stroke, behavioral care, uninsured children and adults, oral health, maternal health, aging services and transportation.  All residents 18 and older living in Richmond are encouraged to participate; to complete the survey, go to www.chna.bonsecours.com.