Letter From The CEO
On any given day at Children’s Hospital, you can see a newborn determined to take
each breath, a cancer patient determined to make it through another chemo
treatment, or a teenager determined to walk again after an injury. It’s
how you describe their medical teams as they fight alongside their patients
to provide the best care for them. Determined is also a word I use to
describe their parents as they will do anything to make their child well.
Children’s Hospital is determined to prevent illness and injury.
We are determined to address the health needs of our community. The ability
to heal and make healthy doesn’t come just from our hospital. We
believe our care far exceeds our hospital and our facilities. We take
health care into the communities we serve, we meet families where they
want to receive information, we teach children in schools and we are close
to their homes.
It is about making sure the next generation of community’s children
is as healthy as they can be. The process of conducting our 2019 Community
Health Needs Assessment has helped us to refine our understanding of the
population we serve. It also allows us to deepen partnerships that allow
us to maximize our ability to align resources in a way that helps foster
healthier environments for our children to grow in.
The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment is a compilation of months of
research including key informant interviews, focus groups, surveys and
qualitative data. We use this information to identify the most important
health concerns of those we serve and to develop a strategy to continue
to make a productive impact.
Every action adds up. We look forward to our next steps in our strategic
plan, in partnership with others, and we are confident that his collaboration
will help keep our priorities where they are most effective.
Thank you to our community partners, hospital administration, board members,
staff and physicians for their continued input and support so important
to our mission.
Keith D. Goodwin
President & CEO
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