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Lake Regional, Area Health Providers Conducting Community Health Needs Assessment

Thursday, June 3, 2021

What are the greatest health needs and issues of our community? You can share your thoughts by taking the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey being conducted by the Lake Area Community Health Partners committee. This group includes Lake Regional Health System, area health departments and others.

This survey is intended to determine the health needs of residents of Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties. Lake Regional will work with public health officials and community leaders to address the needs identified by the survey.

All residents of Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties are invited to take the survey, available electronically at Paper surveys are available by calling 573.348.8222. To thank the public for participating, the group is offering $5 Amazon gift cards for completed surveys.

“As the last year has made clear, many people and organizations in our community support public health and provide services to underserved populations,” said Dane W. Henry, FACHE, CEO of Lake Regional Health System. “We invite all interested individuals to participate in this survey to help us identify local health needs.”

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals nationwide must conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment every three years. Past surveys conducted by Lake Regional Health System are available at

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialties, including cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and women’s health. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies. To learn more, visit