Community Health Needs Assessment

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Affordable Care Act, not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2013 and again in 2017, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. The 2013 CHNA report includes a comprehensive assessment of Richland County, and the 2017 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Lexington and Richland Counties.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist will utilize its 2017 plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the links below to review the ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist 2013 and 2017 CHNA and Implementation Plan:

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

2017 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

To share your comments or request a paper copy of the report, please click here to email us or use CHNA_CCHPalmetto@continuecare.net. You may also write to:

ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist
ATTN: Administration
Taylor at Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: (803) 296-5010