Valley View sending out area health care survey |

Valley View sending out area health care survey

Residents of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas of Garfield County may soon be receiving a survey from Valley View in their mailbox. The survey, or Community Health Needs Assessment, is being sent to a random sample of homes in Garfield County and will help Valley View identify the health services needed in the community, according to a news release from the hospital.

The completion of a Community Health Needs Assessment is required by nonprofit hospitals under the Affordable Care Act every three years and is used to inform planning and new programming, the hospital explained.

The National Rural Health Resource Center in Duluth, Minnesota, is assisting Valley View in the analysis of local needs, the use of local health care services, and overall community health. This process was developed to maintain quality health care to serve the continuing and future needs of the community.

Just a few of Valley View’s services include primary care in family medicine, pediatric and internal medicine, heart and vascular care, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, OB/GYN, rehabilitation and cancer care.

“The goal of this initiative is to assist the community in aligning our resources, and to address present and future care in the Roaring Fork Valley in the best way possible. I encourage everyone who received a survey to share their thoughts and opinions with us,” Gary Brewer, chief executive officer at Valley View, said in the release.

The survey should take around five minutes to complete. Valley View is offering a chance to win $100 as thanks for completing the survey.

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