Western Governors University
March 22, 2015
A. Trinity Community Hospital Community Health Assessment
1. Major Risks Factors Identified
After review of the community health needs assessment, there were major risk factors identified that will affect the primary service area over the next five years. The demand for oncology services is expected to grow 34% in the next five years and primarily target men over 65. As with oncology, cardiovascular services is expected to grow rapidly over the next five years with an average growth of services to be an increase of 23%. The largest demand of service focus area will be coronary artery disease, diagnostic cath procedures and angioplasties. Since 15% of the service area will be over 65 in the next five years, the demand for state of the art, cardiovascular and oncology services will surely be on the rise.
In addition to the increase in demand for oncology and cardiovascular services, the largest demand will be for orthopedic services as that area is expected to have rapid growth over the next five years. The increase in orthopedic cases is expected to grow 46%, which is a tremendous spike. Inpatient joint and spine procedures are predicted to increase 30% but the most rapid growth of all focus areas is in outpatient joint and spine procedures which is expected to increase 350%!. 2. Addressing the Demands from the Community Health Assessment Oncology
Trinity Community Hospital recognizes the need for additional practitioners as the recruitment for additional physicians is already underway. That is tremendous that recruitment is underway. However, that is about the only improvement or planning that has been determined.
Medical equipment is outdated and not keeping pace with the growth in patient volume. A need for additional equipment has been recognized but it does not appear that all needs identified have been factored in to the budget for
References: WGU AMT 2 Case Study and Task 2 Artifacts