Community input requested for county health needs assessment

Community input requested for county health needs assessment

Over the next few months, Pratt Regional Medical Center will be working with the Pratt County Health Department to update the 2018 Pratt County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Public input is important to understanding the healthcare needs, in order to complete the 2021 CHNA.

A brief community survey has been developed, in order to receive feedback, to accomplish this work. It can be accessed via the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA2021_Pratt. “We hope that the community will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of healthcare delivery in our county,” stated by Susan Page, CEO.  Feedback from our last CHNA revealed the need for an Urgent Care option in our county. Pratt Regional Medical Center is turning that request into a reality as construction is underway for a new Urgent Care clinic, slated to open in Summer 2021.   

All Pratt County residents are encouraged to complete the 2021 CHNA online survey before Monday, March 15th. In addition to the online survey, please save the date for a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  More details about the town hall will be released, at a later date.

VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, KS has been retained to conduct this countywide research. The goal of this assessment update is to understand progress in addressing community health needs cited in both the 2015 and 2018 assessment reports while collecting up-to-date community health perceptions and ideas.  If you have any questions regarding CHNA, contact Andie Dean, Community Relations Manager at Pratt Regional Medical Center at adean@prmc.org or call 620-450-1444.