Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of our mission to bring health and well-being to people throughout the Puget Sound, we at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health assess the health needs of our local communities.

Meeting your health needs

We conduct a community health needs assessments (CHNA) once every three years, to meet federal and state requirements as a not-for-profit hospital. In addition, the CHNAs help the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Board of Directors understand your health needs and develop strategies to meet them, in collaboration with our community partners. Our CHNA drives our community work and serves as a guideline to help us achieve three basic goals:

  • Improve the community’s health status and overall quality of life
  • Reduce health disparities within the community
  • Increase access to preventive services

Our board integrates these recommended strategies with the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Strategic Plan, and we are working to implement them.

Recent CHNAs

Improving the health of our community members in Washington

We’re dedicated to creating healthier communities—and we’re not alone in our work. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is proud to work year-round with our local public health departments, other healthcare systems, and community stakeholders on addressing community health needs.

Financial assistance

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is aware that, for some, health care costs may be out of reach. Learn about financial assistance.