Community Health Needs Assessment Report
Parkview Medical Center (PMC) conducted a community health needs assessment following the requirements of Health Care Reform Legislation (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - ACA). PMC will fulfill the requirement of the ACA for a 2013 needs assessment and action plan, and will continue to assess and identify new challenges every three years. This assessment and action plan meets the requirements for PMC’s federal tax exemption status.
PMC elected to prepare a health needs assessment in 2012-2013 using the published document as a strategic plan with identified objectives to meet the needs of Pueblo County residents. PMC is a unique community hospital that serves uninsured, underinsured, and insured residents, while also providing countless community outreach services for a wide range of demographics. PMC has distinctive partnerships with numerous community health, governmental and social service organizations, enabling the best community resources and prevention education possible.
In preparation for the 2013 needs assessment, PMC partnered with the Pueblo City-County Health Department and over 25 local organizations who worked together on a common goal to identify the greatest needs of the county.