Got a minute for the Bon Secours Community Health Needs Assessment survey?

11/13/2015 9:59 AM by

Bon Secours Richmond Health System is calling all Richmond residents to complete their Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) survey:

Bon Secours Richmond Health System is conducting a community health needs survey of residents within the areas of its hospitals: Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, and Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center.
The survey will help Bon Secours identify the areas of greatest need in the metro Richmond community where the not-for-profit health system might improve the health of the community. The assessment is available through Dec. 20, 2015.

The 25-question survey, available online in English and Spanish at, divides among general questions, specific questions regarding each community and health concerns. It’s anonymous — the data is organized only by ZIP code — and takes less than ten minutes to complete.

Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit health systems, like Bon Secours, that operate one or more hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. Along with input from local health departments, social services, school systems, community safety net providers and local governments, the survey contributes to an overall snapshot of the community.

“Since 1966, Bon Secours has been committed to providing good help to those in need in Richmond. This survey offers a great opportunity to continue to recognize and address high priority health care needs in the area,” said Toni Ardabell, CEO, Bon Secours Richmond Health System. “We hope our neighbors in Richmond will take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us understand what the greatest health care needs are in our community.”

In the last survey, significant health needs in the area were identified as adult and childhood obesity, cancer, chronic disease, heart disease and stroke, behavioral care, uninsured children and adults, oral health, maternal health, aging services and transportation. The health system has helped to meet these concerns through community programs and collaborative partnerships.

All residents 18 and older living in Richmond are invited to participate; to complete the survey, go to



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