Illinois Department of Public HealthJB Pritzker, Governor

Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments

Providing quality, affordable health care and improving the health of communities are central aims of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. One of the requirements of the Act specifies that hospitals must conduct a community health needs assessment in order to maintain non-profit status. A community health needs assessment is a process that collects and analyzes data to understand the health needs of a given community. Assessments examine issues such as risk factors for disease, illness and mortality, socioeconomic and environmental conditions, inequities in health, and quality of life. The assessment can help identify and prioritize health problems, and facilitate planning and actions to address those problems. Sharing information from a community health needs assessment can mobilize community members to collaborate to build a healthier community and prevent disease.

The Affordable Care Act requires hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment that takes into account input from people who represent the broad interests of the community served by the hospital. The assessment must be conducted every three years and be widely available to the public. Some key elements the assessment should include are a description of the community, prioritization of community health needs, and an implementation strategy or plan for how the hospital will help meet the prioritized health needs. Below are links to currently available hospital community health needs assessments.




Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln
Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville
Advocate Eureka Hospital, Eureka
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin
Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest
Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago
Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, Glendale Heights
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Hinsdale
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange, LaGrange
AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village
AMITA Heath Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines
AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center, Aurora
AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago  
AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital , Evanston 
AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin
AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet
AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago 
AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates
AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee 
Anderson Hospital, Maryville
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago  
Blessing Hospital, Quincy
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana
Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, Hoopeston 
Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton


Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur
Edward Hospital, Naperville
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst
Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Fairfield
Ferrell Hospital Community Foundation, Eldorado
FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport
Franciscan St. James Health-Chicago Heights, Chicago Heights
Franciscan St. James Health-Olympia Fields, Olympia Fields 


Genesis Medical Center - Aledo, Aledo
Genesis Medical Center - Silvis, Silvis
Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, Gibson City
Graham Hospital, Canton
Greenville Regional Hospital, Greenville
Hardin County General Hospital, Rosiclare
Harrisburg Medical Center, Inc., Harrisburg
Herrin Hospital, Herrin
Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro
Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago
Hopedale Hospital, Hopedale
HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Shelbyville
HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham
HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville
HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield
HSHS St John’s Hospital, Springfield
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland
HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur
Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield
Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru
Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka 


Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon
Kirby Medical Center, Monticello
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville
Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park
Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood 


Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale
Memorial Medical Center, Springfield
Mercy Harvard Hospital, Harvard
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago
Morris Hospital and Health Care Centers, Morris
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago
NorthShore Univ HS Evanston Hospital, Evanston
NorthShore Univ HS Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview
NorthShore Univ HS Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park
NorthShore Univ HS Skokie Hospital, Skokie
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage, Winfield
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Dekalb
Northwestern Medicine Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth
OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center, Alton
OSF Saint  Anthony Medical Center, Rockford
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria
OSF Saint James-John W Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac
OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee
OSF ST Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa 
OSF ST Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington
OSF ST Mary Medical Center, Galesburg
OSF ST Paul, Mendota


Pana Community Hospital, Pana
Paris Community Hospital, Paris
Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville
Perry Memorial Hospittal, Princeton
Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana
Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville
Proctor Community Hospital, Peoria
Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney
Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee
Rochelle Community Hospital, Rochelle
Rush Oak Park Hospital, Inc., Oak Park
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago 
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora


Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon
Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon
SSM St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia
St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro
St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago
SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford
Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville
Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton
Thorek Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Touchette Regional Hospital, Centreville
UnityPoint Health - Methodist, Peoria
UnityPoint Health - Pekin, Pekin
UnityPoint Health - Proctor, Peoria
UnityPoint Health - Trinity, Moline
UnityPoint Health - Trinity, Rock Island
University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago
University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago, Chicago


Wabash General Hospital, Mount Carmel

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