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Community Health Needs Assessment

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Affordable Care Act, not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center began this requirement in 2013 and has conducted an assessment every three years. The last two assessments done are posted on the website. The CHNA 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. Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center will utilize its 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 2016 and 2019 Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center CHNA and Implementation Plan reports.

Please address any written comments on the 2019 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:

Community Health Needs Assessment 2016

Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy 2019

03.13.19 AVRMC CHNA Report_Updated September 2021


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