As a nonprofit hospital, Piedmont Mountainside belongs to its community, and that commitment is demonstrated through our community benefit programs. Through those programs, we work to address the unmet health needs of our vulnerable populations. To better understand those needs, in 2013, Piedmont Mountainside conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA), which is both the both the activity and product of identifying and prioritizing a community's health needs. We did this by talking to community stakeholders, analyzing relevant public health and hospital data, and seeing where we could make the most impact in our neighborhoods and city. Click here to read our Piedmont Mountainside assessment.
In 2014, we began work on the first year of our three-year plan. Click here for an update on our progress, including an in-depth look at our top health priorities and the key activities and actions taken to create a stronger and healthier community.
Because we are a nonprofit hospital, we are required by law to provide file annually IRS Form 990, in which we report out our community benefit activities within a part of that form titled Schedule H. Click here to access our last filed form.
Piedmont Mountainside programs and partnerships
In September 2014, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Agency awarded Piedmont Mountainside with a grant to create the Pickens County Rural Health Network, in partnership with the Pickens County Health Department and the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center. The network's goal is to reduce avoidable emergency department encounters by better learning the reasons uninsured, limited-income patients are coming to the emergency department. Through the network, we'll determine if there are gaps in services within the community that are inadvertently leading people to the ED, and if there are ways we can get patients in the most appropriate settings for their care. Once we examine this information, the network will develop a plan to provide needed services.
For more information about Piedmont Mountainside's community benefit programs, please email email@example.com or call (404) 425-7339.