Winneshiek Medical Center invites the community to share health concerns through online survey

Released: 02/01/19

Winneshiek Medical Center is seeking community input on the health needs of northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota through an online survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WMC_Community_Health_Needs_Assessment

Called a Community Health Needs Assessment, the survey is designed to gather information on unmet health needs in the area. With this data, communities can map out a course for health improvement by creating strategies to make positive and sustainable changes in their communities.  Winneshiek Medical Center leads, or participates in, a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years.

Lisa Radtke, chief administrative officer, Winneshiek Medical Center says, “Our mission is to be a lifelong community partner improving the health and well-being of those we serve through patient-centered collaboration worthy of the trust our patients place in us.  The survey process and results will allow us to deepen our partnership with the communities we serve through a greater understanding of the health issues they face.  We look forward to learning more, and encourage everyone to participate in the survey so each voice can be heard.”

WMC’s Community Health Needs Assessment survey is open now through February 20, 2019.  The online survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.  Paper copies are also available at the WMC Main Entrance in Decorah, and in our clinics in Ossian, Postville, Calmar, Mabel and Spring Grove.  Survey results and WMC’s priorities and action plan will be shared publically at the June 2019 Board of Trustees meeting at the medical center, and then posted on WMC’s website.

Radtke says, “We appreciate the thoughtful participation of community members.  Input from citizens is the most authentic way for us to understand the health needs in our area.”

Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WMC_Community_Health_Needs_Assessment

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