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Community Health Needs Assessment


Community Health Needs Assessment

For a number of years, Morris Hospital participated in the development of a Community Health Needs Assessment and Plan in cooperation with the Grundy County Health Department, Education Service Network and U of I Extension. Now, in compliance with provisions of the Affordable Care Act and Internal Revenue Service regulations for tax-exempt hospitals, Morris Hospital completes its own Community Health Needs Assessment. The most recent Community Health Needs Assessment was completed in 2016.

Like previous years, heart disease, cancer, stroke and lung disease continue to surface as the leading causes of death in the communities served by Morris Hospital.

In the counties served by Morris Hospital (Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston and Will), over one-fourth of adults are overweight and close to one-third are obese. These percentages equate to over 60% of the adult population being overweight or obese.

Morris Hospital’s 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment was put together  using a number of sources, including information gathered during interviews with community stakeholders, as well as data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, U.S. Census reports, County Health Rankings, Illinois Youth Survey, CDC National Health Statistics, Illinois State Police, and discharge data from Morris Hospital.

Here are some of the other key findings of the health needs assessment:

An entire copy of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment is available for public viewing by following this link:

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
2016 Implementation Strategy

To view the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and 2013 Implementation Strategy, please follow these links:

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Implementation Strategy

We welcome your feedback on the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy.  Please send your comments to the hospital through the website Contact Us feature. To request a paper copy of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, call the Public Relations office at Morris Hospital at 815-705-7009, or send an email to the hospital through the website Contact Us feature. Be sure to write "Please send Community Health Needs Assessment" in the Comments/Questions field.