VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth shared the 2022-2025 Community Health Needs Assessments for all 10 of our medical center communities.
“Supporting our focus to deliver person-first, community-centered care, the CHNAs highlight our commitment to helping people in need as well as our value of collaboration with community partners as we work together to promote the health of our communities,” said Mike Dwyer, executive vice president of Strategy and Community Health.
Led by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PeaceHealth is heeding the call for health justice for all – focusing on how to promote health, prevent illness and create community well-being.
PeaceHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Liz Dunne shared, “We have a responsibility to shine a light on the profound effect inequities have on health and well-being, and to do something about it. We are called to promote the inherent dignity of each person, to further the common good and seek justice through solidarity, especially in service to the most vulnerable.”
Each CHNA identifies the areas of greatest need in the community and serves as a blueprint for the work to be done with local agencies and organizations to meet those needs and improve personal and community health.
“Across all of our communities, PeaceHealth has identified four pillars of community health that ensure we are working to create a health community beyond the walls of our medical centers and clinics,” said Dwyer.
Through the lens of caring for the most vulnerable and underserved people in our community while promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in everything being done, PeaceHealth will continue to expand upon programs and projects in the following areas:
- Home: Improve access to service-enriched housing.
- Hope: Increase education, access to treatment and prevention of dependence.
- Care: Expand knowledge, access and engagement with community caregivers.
- Nourish: Address food insecurities to enhance family and child well-being.
CHNA reports are posted on peacehealth.org/chna for all of the following:
Oregon: PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center; PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence; PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at University District in Eugene; PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield
Washington: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver; PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview; PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor; PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley; PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham
About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.