In conjecture with National Rural Health Center Week, Minnie Hamilton Health System will be hosting open house events at their Grantsville and Glenville locations. National Health Center Week 2015 will take place this summer, August 9th- 15th. National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America’s Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.
Open House events will be held at Glenville on August 10, 2015 and in Grantsville on August 12, 2015. Open house will be held from 9am-3pm. Patients can receive free dental screenings (must call 354-9244 to schedule), free FOBT screenings, blood pressure checks, Body Mass Index screenings and more! Vendors will be set up at both sites and door prizes will be given away. Friends of Minnie Hamilton will be providing light refreshments. For more information, please contact Barb McKown at 304-354-9700 ext 1235.
West Virginia Health Information Network Patient Notice
Minnie Hamilton Health System is participating in the West Virginia Health Information Network (“WVHIN”), a Health Information Exchange (HIE). The WVHIN’s HIE provides the fast and secure exchange of test results and reports among hospitals, labs, x-ray facilities, doctors and insurance companies.
The Community Needs Assessment has multiple purposes. It's first purpose is to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), Public Law 111-148 enacted section 501(r) of the Code, which imposes additional requirements on charitable hospital organizations. Section 501(r)(3) requires a hospital organization to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (“CHNA”) at least once every three years and to make the CHNA widely available by placing it on the hospital’s web site.
It's other purpose is to provide the hospital with a document that highlights the data findings, outlines key needs in the hospital’s service area, and provides direction and opportunities for action through the adoption of an implementation strategy to meet those needs. This CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations throughout Calhoun and Gilmer counties and is intended to help improve the health of the area’s residents.