OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center is Requesting Community Input on Health Needs Survey. This survey is to determine and prioritize health needs. The survey is now available and residents can participate:
The survey has been extended until November 14, 2021.
“Health care needs and obstacles vary from county to county across our state,” said Kathleen Kinsella, president of OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center. “Through this survey, we hope to gather information from a large number of South Suburban Cook County citizens. This information will help us focus our efforts on the challenges and opportunities unique to our geographic area so we can improve lives, encourage wellness, and reduce the risk of illness.”
OSF HealthCare hospitals conduct community health needs assessments every three years and put together plans to meet the community needs that the assessments identify. After data is collected and each community's health needs are prioritized, leadership and caregiver teams at OSF HealthCare work together to further support current community-based health programs and services and start new programs to help meet the needs for each community.
“For example, our last survey identified that (1) access to healthcare services, (2) cancer, and (3) nutrition, physical activity, and weight continue to be some of the greatest opportunities for improvement in our community,” said Kinsella. “Since that survey, we have added six OSF OnCall Urgent Cares and over eight Primary Care Providers in our service area to provide more access to healthcare services. We have started a Weight Management program and have added the Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for screening women with dense breasts”
The OSF Little Company of Mary survey period is September 14 - October 31 2021. For more information, visit osfhealthcare.org/about/community-health or contact Dawn Tuley at (309) 655-2826.
Links and QR codes for the survey in English and Spanish: