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9/9/2019 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 9/9/2019 2:11:43 PM CENTRAL
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GVMH, Compass Health and Henry County Health Center Request Community Health Needs Assessment Feedback
Clinton, Mo. – (September 9, 2019) – Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) in partnership with Compass Health Network and Henry County Health Center, are working on the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Henry and Benton counties in Missouri.

This assessment update is a follow-up to meet final IRS regulations released on January 2, 2015, requiring all 501(c) (3) hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years.

The goal of this assessment update is to understand progress in addressing community health needs cited in the 2016 CHNA report and to collect up-to-date community health perceptions and needs. To accomplish this work, a short online survey has been developed:

All community residents and business leaders are encouraged to participate in this survey by October 4, 2019.

“This work is key to determine the health direction for the communities we serve,” said Craig Thompson, CEO of GVMH. “We hope that all community stakeholders will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of healthcare delivery in their community.”

VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, Kansas has been retained to conduct this countywide research. All responses will be confidential.

On October 15, a community town hall meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge Banquet Hall in Clinton, Mo., from 5:30-7 p.m., to discuss the results. A light dinner will be provided starting at 5:15 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your time and support by participating in this important request.

For more information, contact Craig Thompson at; Peggy Bowles at or Donni Kuck at