What are the greatest health needs of our community? You can share your thoughts at a community input session conducted by the Lake Area Community Health Partners committee, a group that includes Lake Regional Health System, area health departments, Central Ozarks Medical Center, local schools and others.
The input sessions will take place at the following times and locations:
- 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, Lake Regional Hospital, third-floor conference rooms, 54 Hospital Drive, Osage Beach
- 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Camdenton United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 340 W. Hwy. 54, Camdenton
The Lake Area Community Health Partners committee is conducting these sessions to hear firsthand about gaps in the services available to keep area residents healthy.
“Many people and organizations in our community support public health and provide services to underserved populations,” said Dane W. Henry, CEO of Lake Regional Health System. “We invite all interested individuals and organizations to attend these focus groups to help us identify local health needs.”
In addition to the community input sessions, the group is conducting the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. This survey is intended to determine the health needs of residents of Camden, Miller and Morgan counties. Lake Regional will work with public health officials and community leaders to address the needs identified by the survey.
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 www.lakeregional.com/reports.
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake area. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Lake Regional also operates primary care, walk-in care, specialty care and rehab therapy clinics; retail pharmacies; and home health and hospice services throughout the lake area.