Community Health Needs Assessment

Rutland Regional Medical Center, as required by federal regulations, conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years. The 2021 assessment is complete and the implementation strategy is in development.

Managed by the Rutland County Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee, these Needs Assessments include a broad range of data and input from within the hospital and around the community and region. Information includes secondary data from other sources as well as individual input through consumer surveys and through focus group meetings. All of the information gathered is reviewed and prioritized by a broad, community-based committee.

The purpose of the assessments is to inform the hospital’s community benefit programming by:

  • Describing the health status of the community
  • Identifying the community’s health needs
  • Comparing the needs to those identified previously

The assessment results are used to monitor changes in the health of the community, serving as guidance for the development of services and the allocation of resources based on opportunities and needs. Organizations, including Rutland Regional, use this important information to guide their planning. For Rutland Regional, specifically, assessment data helps determine the development of new hospital services and community programs.

We want to hear from you! If you have questions or comments on the Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact us for more information.