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Mission Effectiveness Consulting Services

Your partners for community health assessment, planning and strategy.

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Barbara Terry - Recipient of the Joseph M. Capital Award for Spirit of Capital Region Award from the United Way of the Captial Region


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For more information, please contact Barbara Terry:
bterry@pinnaclehealth.org
(717) 231-8216

Why Your Organization Needs to Think About Community Assessment, Planning & Strategy:

  • Meet IRS requirement for non-profit hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment to avoid $50,000 penalty
  • Meet the true needs of your community
  • Maintain tax exempt status
  • Refine strategic focus

Why your organization needs to think about community assessment, planning and strategy:

  • Meet IRS requirement for nonprofit hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment to avoid $50,000 penalty
  • Meet the true needs of your community
  • Maintain tax exempt status
  • Refine strategic focus
PinnacleHealth Mission Effectiveness Consulting Services is designed to help organizations build community health infrastructures for conducting community health needs assessments; implement comprehensive community benefit tracking protocols; and develop evidence-based and measurable community health implementation plans and strategies.  
 
Meticulous scrutiny on the part of the government regarding healthcare tax exemption and community benefit is on the rise. Healthcare organizations must not only deliver care but also demonstrate evidence of care and services rendered to the community.  
 
An effective community health infrastructure is the impetus to promote health and wellness and to mobilize community partners to better address community health needs and priorities.  
 
Working with the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Ms. Barbara Terry, vice president of Mission Effectiveness for PinnacleHealth, provides a continuum of community health consultation services that aligns the health system mission, health needs and public health services. Ms. Terry:
  • Provides coaching and expertise to health system leaders to spearhead the development of a community health infrastructure
  • Builds a shared understanding of community health need assessment approaches, community engagement tactics, dissemination of community health needs data, and identification of community assets and resources
  • Builds a community health inventory of available services and resources
  • Directs the design and establishment of appropriate policies, practices and processes related to community health and community benefit tracking, aligned with the health system’s strategic plan
  • Develops a community health needs implementation plan that aligns health system goals, health need imperatives and community organization roles 
  • Builds commitment and image of the health system among diverse constituencies and the broader community