AMT2 Task 2
Western Governor’s University
May 1, 2014
Trinity Community Hospital conducted a focused community health needs assessment centering on cancer, orthopedic and cardiovascular services. The information was obtained through a multitude of sources including: epidemiological surveys, focus groups, interviews with healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities’ planning guidelines.
Oncology Services The needs assessment revealed that 15% of the population will be older than age 65 within the next 5 years. 50% of men and 33% of women are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime. New cases of cancer are expected to grow by 34% in the next 5 years.
Current physician practices that …show more content…
Several orthopedic groups are planning on opening additional offices near the hospital, so this would be an option for Trinity to work with these physicians to help grow their orthopedic volume Physical therapy services are provided to patients. . With the addition of the physical therapy center this would be an attraction for these physicians. The imaging department currently has the ability to do basic x-rays, CT scans and MRI’s. The hospital currently has 20 operating rooms, but with substantial volume increases they would need to add additional operating rooms and imaging equipment. Since, there are some orthopedic surgeries already being done at the hospital, there are nurses employed that can provide care to the orthopedic patients.
Cardiovascular Services Trinity currently only offers noninvasive studies (Echocardiograms, stress testing, holter monitors). Trinity has 4 cardiologists on staff, but their practice is limited to doing cardiac consults. Currently, no cardiac catheterizations or cardiac surgery is performed at Trinity. There is no coordination of care to ensure the timeliness of scheduling. Little emphasis is placed on the education of patients on the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Both of Trinity’s competitors offer cardiac services. Trinity has a emergency room and 6 emergency room physicians and would need to transfer patients to another