Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Grant Regional Health Center

507 S MONROE ST
LANCASTER, WI 53813
Grant County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Provide educational and wellness opportunities that ultimately support lifestyle changes including healthy eating and physical activity.

Strategies/Activities:

  • Offer or sponsor wellness opportunities in our surrounding communities
  • Research grants to be able to offer additional resources or programs in our area.
  • Participate in existing programs and health fairs to promote wellness (ex. ElderFest, SWTC Wellness Fairs and others when offered)
  • Offer GRHC programs or partner with groups/organizations to offer comprehensive weight loss programs to the community (Weight Watchers if available)

Goal: Provide appropriate and necessary healthcare services regardless of ability to pay

Strategies/Activities:

  • Financial Assistance – Monitor utilization of payor mix including charity care
  • Primary Care: recruitment/retention for GRCC and assist other local clinics when needed
  • Specialty Care: recruitment/retention of needed specialty services
  • Insurance barriers: Continue to look into adding health plans that could be accepted at GRCC
  • Continue to research additional outpatient services to offer at GRHC: Example: Telestroke, Pain Management, etc.
  • Continue to offer Scholarships through Foundation & Auxiliary to assist local students interested in a career in healthcare for future
  • Continue to participate in GME programs as available
  • Plans to implement the Electronic Medical Record will enhance coordination and continuity of care.

Goal: Improve access to and decrease stigma to seek mental health services

Strategies/Activities:

  • Tele mental health – in partnership with RWHC/Crossing Rivers to provide medication management
  • Work with SW CAP to plan for strategies, programs and initiatives that will impact behavioral/mental health in SW Wisconsin as part of an eight year project with Healthier WI Partnership Program
  • Investigate feasibility of adding counseling as a service in GRCC rural health clinic

Goal: Increase the awareness, understanding and utilization of programs targeting some of the most prevalent, but preventable diseases affecting our communities. To address the need, GRHC will create opportunities for screenings/early intervention, education, wellness programs, support groups and other public communication tools.

Strategies/Activities: 

  • Provide assistance and programs available to diabetic/pre-diabetic patients in our service area
  • Designate a partial FTE to focus on assisting patients with financial assistance
  • Collaborate with area organizations with existing programs to provide educational materials and create awareness (ADRC, Health Dept.)
  • Coordinate monthly Support Group for ongoing support and education to existing and new patients diagnosed with diabetes
  • Participate in community events to create awareness of GRHC’s program (such as Diabetes Breakfast, etc)
  • Healthy Living with Diabetes: 6- week program that gives support and education to those living with diabetes
  • Provide screenings at area community events such as blood pressures at: Dairy Breakfast, Grant Co. Fair, Catfish Festival and also Cholesterol screenings during – Patient Apprec Week and ElderFest
  • Create ongoing awareness of Senior Wellness Program
  • Continue to market to providers and community info about our Cardiac Rehab Program
  • Raise awareness of the warning signs of stroke
  • Follow up with area EMS regarding telestroke with continued educational opportunities
  • Continue BCA Campaign during October. Collaborate with organizations for ongoing awareness of early detection (ex. Grant County Cancer Coalition)
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions: a 6-week program that offers support and education to those living with chronic conditions

Goal: Partner and support efforts to enhance services for aging population

  • Coordinate Walking Together program to create awareness for families dealing with dementia
  • Continuing education for GRHC staff to create awareness and enhance patient experience
  • Provide comprehensive Stepping On 7 week program – partnering with ADRC
  • Continue ongoing awareness of falls prevention with GRHC staff

Goal: Improve access to and decrease stigma to seek mental health services

Strategies/Activities:

  • Tele mental health – in partnership with RWHC/Crossing Rivers to provide medication management
  • Work with SW CAP to plan for strategies, programs and initiatives that will impact behavioral/mental health in SW Wisconsin as part of an eight year project with Healthier WI Partnership Program
  • Investigate feasibility of adding counseling as a service in GRCC rural health clinic
  • Continue to offer Scholarships through Foundation & Auxiliary to assist local students interested in a career in healthcare for future