MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER COMPLETES COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR 2019

MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER COMPLETES COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR 2019

As part of Marshall Medical Center’s mission to improve health in El Dorado County, and as required by state and federal law, Marshall has completed the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. The assessment identifies and prioritizes significant health needs of our community and is completed every three years. The study was conducted by Biel Consulting, and derived through interviews with community stakeholders, as well as data collected from a variety of local, county and state sources. The results showed that the top three health needs for Marshall’s service area are:

Substance use and misuse – use of opioids and cigarette smoking, as well as the rate of hospitalizations and Emergency visits for opioid use in El Dorado County exceeds the state rates and the Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Mental health – suicide rates in the Marshall service area exceed the Healthy People 2020 objective and community stakeholders noted there are not enough mental health resources in the community to address this need.

Access to care - 7.3% of El Dorado County adults had difficulty finding a primary care doctor who would see them or take them as a new patient in the past year and 13.4% of adults reported difficulty accessing specialty care.

The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment was completed and approved by the Marshall Hospital Board in June. This fall, Marshall will convene a task force to prioritize the top health needs that will be the focus of the next three-year implementation plan.

Read the full Community Health Needs Assessment at marshallmedical.org/communitybenefit

Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has over 200 licensed practitioners and over 1,600 employees providing quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.

###

Categories