Community Health Needs Assessment

Improving the health of the community serves as a guidepost for CentraCare in a changing health care environment. We have come to recognize health means more than simply not being sick. We no longer try to create change in our community alone.

Along with being an IRS requirement for not-for-profit hospitals and a national standard and core function for local public health, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and accompanying Community Health Improvement Plan/Implementation Strategy/Implementation Plan create an opportunity to improve the health of communities through collective impact. They ensure that hospitals and our community partners have the information they need to provide community benefits that meet the needs of their communities. By statute, the process must take into account input from “persons who represent the broad interests of the community served by the hospital facility, including those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health.”

In order to address population health needs and to decrease duplication, CentraCare is committed to cultivating strategic partnerships with a broad spectrum of local organizations to assess and plan around the changing needs of our communities. The CHNA and related documents for each hospital were approved by the relevant hospital and county boards and are presented here for the communities we serve.

CentraCare CHNA, Version 1, Updated 6.19 (PDF)

Southwest Health & Human Services Collaborative

  • Lincoln County
  • Lyon County
  • Murray County
  • Pipestone County
  • Redwood County
  • Rock County

Southwest Health & Human Services - Public Health Assessment and Planning

Southwest Health & Human Services - Community Health Improvement Plan 2022-2024 (PDF)

Questions or Comments Can Be Directed to:

Jodi Gertken
Community Wellness Program Director
320-251-2700, ext. 77526

CentraCare Community Health Needs Assessment
2025 Stearns Way, Suite 102
St. Cloud, MN 56303