Community Health Needs Assessment

We are committed to the health of our communities and continue to engage in dialogue and strategic planning to ensure the needs of our patients are met.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires 501(c)(3) hospital organizations to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at least once every three taxable years. We appreciate the time our community takes in helping us gather information on healthcare needs in Delaware County.

The 2016 RMC CHNA Survey and Implementation Plan addresses these six factors important for the health and well-being of our community: 

  1. Promoting healthy living
  2. Preventing injuries and violence
  3. Protecting against environmental hazards
  4. Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
  5. Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies
  6. Strengthening our health infrastructures

2016 CHNA Report

From the 2016 RMC CHNA Report, many strategies were identified to help address healthcare needs in Delaware County.

2016 CHNA Implementation Plan


The 2013 RMC CHNA Report is included here for use by professionals and community members interested in learning more about the health status of our local community during the 2010-2013 cycle.

2013 CHNA Report

From these conversations and surveys in 2013 for the RMC CHNA, several strategies were identified to help address healthcare needs.

2013 CHNA Implementation Plan


Delaware County Public Health (DCPH) conducts a CHNA every five years.  In 2016, DCPH and RMC were able to pool resources and knowledge across many specialties such as dietitians, direct care providers, administration, and marketing while at the same time having direct communication with social service and service providers in the community to conduct the CHNA.

2016 DCPH CHNA Snapshot