Community Benefit Report
As a non-profit community hospital, we value collaboration and are proud
to be here with the support of our community, without affiliation with
a large healthcare system.
To improve the quality of health care in the San Fernando Valley, we conduct
an annual census of our services and partnerships with other organizations
throughout the year, which is compiled into an annual report. The decision
for services and partnerships is based on our Community Health Needs Assessment
and Community Benefit Implementation Strategy (see below.)
Community Health Needs Assessment
Since 1997 a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) has identified
the most pressing health care needs in the region. In 2018, we conducted
a CHNA of the 2.05 million residents located in our racially and economically
diverse service area, which includes 48 ZIP codes in the San Fernando,
Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys of Los Angeles County, and a portion
of the city of Simi Valley in Ventura County. In compliance with California's
Senate Bill 697 to meet new requirements under the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act, we contracted Biel Consulting, Inc. to review
state and county sources, collect data, and document community assets
and resources. This research resulted in a list of the 15 most immediate
health needs for the region.
Community Benefit Implementation Strategy
We created a Community Benefit Implementation Strategy based on the triennial
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), above. This strategy focuses
on how we plan to address significant health needs identified in the CHNA
and describes actions the hospital intends to take, including programs
and resources it plans to commit; anticipated impacts of those actions;
and partnerships with other organizations.
340B: A Federal Program Supporting Safety-Net Providers
The 340B prescription drug program supports our role as a safety-net provider
in offering vital health care services for the community we serve. The
program is narrowly tailored to only hospitals that provide a high level
of services to low-income individuals or serve isolated rural communities.
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For more information or to provide comments, please contact Gilbert Podesta at
Gilbert.Podesta@valleypres.org or call 818.902.2903.