Helen DeVos Children's Hospital community health needs assessment

Corewell Health Grand Rapids Hospitals has partnered with the Kent County Health Department to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the focus of this CHNA attached in Exhibit A is to identify the community needs as they exist during the assessment period (2019-2020), understanding fully that they will be continually changing in the months and years to come. The information contained in this report is current as of the date of the CHNA, with updates to the assessment anticipated every three (3) years in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Internal Revenue Code 501(r). This CHNA complies with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code 501(r) regulations either implicitly or explicitly.

Please note that the assessment period concluded before the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in the communities served by Corewell Health. Recognizing that the pandemic’s impact has and will continue to influence the health needs of our communities, Corewell Health plans to address this in forthcoming implementation plans.

We welcome your feedback, comments, and questions on these assessments. Please contact us at CHNA@corewellhealth.org.

Previous Assessments & Plans

Kent County (Grand Rapids) Community Health Needs Assessment
Kent County (Grand Rapids) Implementation Plan