Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics

Gundersen
205 PARKER ST
BOSCOBEL, WI 53805
Grant County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Support drug abuse and excessive alcohol use prevention efforts

Strategies:

-Partner with local organizations on strategies and programs

  • Institute pain contracts within our primary care clinics

-Create processes and programs to educate and appropriately restrict abuse

  • Host educational seminars on dealing with substance abuse addictions
  • Promote a medication waste program, partnering with the local Pharmacy and law enforcement

Goals:

-Promote access to healthy foods and activities

-Provide health and wellness education

Strategies: 

-Offer education opportunities within the community to improve awareness and grow skill sets

  • Promote and grow Diabetic Education Program, along with offer diabetic educational seminars

-Partner with community organizations to meet their education needs

Goal: Support drug abuse and excessive alcohol use prevention efforts

Strategies:

-Partner with local organizations on strategies and programs

  • Institute pain contracts within our primary care clinics

-Create processes and programs to educate and appropriately restrict abuse

  • Host educational seminars on dealing with substance abuse addictions
  • Promote a medication waste program, partnering with the local Pharmacy and law enforcement

-Use innovation and technology to expand capabilities and service offerings

  • Expand and mature Telemedicine programs to improve stroke and other care offerings (in rural communities)

Goal: Increase cancer screening and service access

Strategies: 

-Grow cancer program in Boscobel, through increased services and screening opportunities

  • Partner with Gundersen Cancer Outreach to grow program in Boscobel
  • Offer cancer screening programs and educational events

Goal

-Improve Patient Advocacy

-Connect People to Services and Resources

-Raise awareness of existing clinical services

-Reduce and Eliminate barriers to access

-Create Opportunities for screenings/early intervention Offering Important Community Services

Strategies: 

-Create and develop positions that offer increased support for patients having difficulty navigating the healthcare system and health insurance issues

  • Rollout the Patient Access Specialist position that will support patients in navigating the healthcare system
  • Promote this and other support positions internally and in the community for patient’s awareness of the available resources

-Partner with Gundersen Health System to grow and mature outreach specialty programs

  • Develop and promote new outreach programs utilizing partnership with Gundersen Health System

-Use innovation and technology to expand capabilities and service offerings

  • Expand and mature Telemedicine programs to improve stroke and other care offerings

-Offer education opportunities within the community to improve awareness and grow skill sets

  • Offer educational seminars at hospital to meet recognized community needs, such as medication reconciliation

-Partner with community organizations to meet their education needs

  • Work with local community center to offer trainings and screenings

Goals: Support individuals with aging challenges and support individuals and families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Strategies:

-Work with local organizations to improve resources for individuals and families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Develop a resource guide of local available resources and services for aging individuals and their families
  • Offer education opportunities for individuals and families with aging challenges, Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Goal: Increase cancer screening and service access

Strategies: 

-Grow cancer program in Boscobel, through increased services and screening opportunities

  • Partner with Gundersen Cancer Outreach to grow program in Boscobel
  • Offer cancer screening programs and educational events

Goal: Improve mental health support in community

Strategies: 

-Partner with local agencies and facilities to improve access to mental health services

  • Work closely with SWCAP on their developing mental health grant and initiative
  • Initiate a “Change Direction” campaign in the Boscobel area, partnering with local organizations to help lead the initiative

-Educate the community and our patients on mental health

  • Improve internal education on mental health services available in the region

Goal: Engage in injury awareness activities

Strategies: 

-Partner with community organizations to meet their education needs

  • Partner with school district to assist with need health awareness areas, such as concussion prevention.

Goal: Improve socioeconomic factors

Strategies: 

-Work with local organizations to improve socioeconomic factors

  • Collaborate with local schools, civic organizations, businesses, SWTC, and SWCAP on programs and initiatives that seek to improve socioeconomic factors in the Boscobel area

Goal: Improve socioeconomic factors

Strategies:

-Work with local organizations to improve socioeconomic factors

  • Collaborate with local schools, civic organizations, businesses, SWTC, and SWCAP on programs and initiatives that seek to improve socioeconomic factors in the Boscobel area