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Community Health Needs Assessment

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2019 and again in 2022, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. The 2022 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Bent, Crowley and Otero Counties, Colorado.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. The CHNA and Implementation Plan report was presented to and approved by the Hospital Board on February 22, 2022. Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center will utilize its 2022 plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the links below to review the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center 2019 and 2022 CHNA and Implementation Plans:

Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy 2019

03.13.19 AVRMC CHNA Report_Updated September 2021

CHNA and Implementation Plan Report 2022

Please address any written comments on the 2022 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center

ATTN: Administration

1100 Carson Avenue

La Junta, CO 81050 E-mail:


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