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2021 Community Benefit Report

Community Benefit Reports Archive:


Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA)

Every three years, we partner with like-minded community partners and local coalitions to conduct a regional CHNA. The assessment is the result of a survey that is distributed to community members and asks questions about their health, lifestyle behaviors, finances, access to health services and other related topics. WellSpan uses the assessment to identify specific community needs and development strategies to address the needs of our community.

2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

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Community Health Needs Assessments Archive

Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital is pleased to make community health data and resources available to our community and partners. 


Community Health Improvement Plan

WellSpan's 2023-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan provides a framework for the organization's programs and initiatives that promote health and wellness in response to the needs identified in the CHNA. The focus is to meet at least one, and often several, of the community benefit guidelines of a nonprofit health system, as outlined by the Catholic Health Association: improving access to healthcare services; enhancing the health of the community; advancing medical or healthcare knowledge or relieving/reducing the burden of government and other community efforts. Specific priorities are then incorporated into WellSpan's annual operating plan and budget.  

2023-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan

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Based on Community Health Needs Assessment results, WellSpan's three-year strategies and priorities within its Community Health Implementation Plan include:

  • Care for All: Ensure equitable access and quality of care for patients by identifying and reducing disparities and barriers to care.
  • Behavioral Health and Lifelong Wellness: Support personal wellbeing and whole-person health by making it easier for people to recognize and get support for mental health and addiction issues.
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDoH): Develop and implement new approaches for collaborating with community-based organizations to impact the most pressing social determinants of health (SDoH) affecting our patients and community.
  • Healthy Communities: Create healthy, safe communities and ensure our youngest community members and next generation can thrive and grow.