The process for which Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) will address the needs identified in the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment is outlined in the comprehensive Implementation Plan. It is available for public viewing at www.cpgh.org under QuickLinks/2013 Community Health Needs Assessment. Hard copies of the Implementation Plan are also available at Central Peninsula Hospital in the Executive Administration office.
In early 2012, CPH contracted with the University of New England Center for Community and Public Health to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to form the basis from which to effectively plan future health services for the Central Peninsula area. The key health findings and recommendations contained in this CHNA report have provided the foundation for a broader conversation with hospital and community stakeholders regarding which health needs are of highest priority for the hospital to address. These stakeholders included representation from the CPH Medical Staff, the Central Peninsula Service Area Board, community members, the CPGH, Inc. Board, and CPH Administration. By stewarding existing resources, strengthening partnerships, and creating innovative programs both on the hospital campus and within the community, CPH hopes to make a positive impact on these identified needs.