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SGMC Berrien Campus conducts Community Health Needs Assessment

Posted on: April 6th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center’s Berrien Campus has commissioned Barlow-McCarthy to conduct its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to determine the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the Berrien County area.

The CHNA is a federal requirement for all not-for-profit hospitals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 2010.

The last CHNA conducted back in 2017 identified the top health risk indicators within Berrien county as (in alphabetical order): alcohol and substance abuse, lack of specialty care, lack of behavioral health care, and smoking. 

SGMC Berrien Campus has since implemented several measures to help combat the identified health risk factors.

SGMC leaders are asking that Berrien county residents take a few minutes to complete this year’s survey to best address the health needs of the community. Residents can complete the survey by visiting sgmc.org/chna.

SGMC Berrien Campus has been a part of the Nashville, GA community since 1965. The hospital has 51 acute care beds and 12 geriatric/psychiatric beds to serve the Berrien County region. The hospital provides general medical for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room services.