Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2016 and again in 2019, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. The 2019 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Montezuma County, Colorado.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. Southwest Health System will utilize its 2019 plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the links below to review the Southwest Health System 2016 and 2019 CHNA and Implementation Plans:

Please address any written comments on the 2019 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:

Southwest Health System
ATTN: Administration
1311 North Mildred Road Cortez, CO 81321
Email: contacts@swhealth.org