Hiawatha Community Hospital

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Hiawatha Community Hospital officials announced Wednesday it is reinstating a 2% pay wage reduction to its employees.

In order to gauge the overall healthcare needs of Brown County residents, Hiawatha Community Hospital is inviting area residents to participate in a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) online feedback survey.

The goal of this assessment is to understand progress in addressing community health and to collect up-to-date community health perceptions. VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, has been retained to conduct this community wide research.

To accomplish this work, a short online survey has been developed and can be accessed by visiting HCH’s Website or Facebook page:

All responses are confidential. All community residents are encouraged to complete the confidential CHNA 2019 online survey by Monday, July 29. The hospital officials says thank you to residents in advance for their time and support in participating.

The hospital is also scheduling a Community Town Hall — set for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Fisher Community Center in Hiawatha. Please RSVP to hospital@hch-ks.org or call Amy Puvogel at (785) 742-6229 by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

“This Community Health Needs Assessment will be an opportunity to review our communities’ health needs and make suggestions to improve healthcare delivery within our service area,” said John Broberg, HCH CEO.

If you seek any additional information or have any questions regarding this assessment, please contact Amy Puvogel at hospital@hch-ks.org.

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