As a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to assess the health needs of their communities and adopt implementation strategies to address identified needs. Compliance with Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requires that a tax-exempt hospital facility:
- Conduct a community health needs assessment every three years.
- Adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the assessment.
- Report how it is addressing the needs identified in the community health needs assessment and a description of needs that are not being addressed with the reason why such needs are not being addressed.
The community health needs assessment is intended to document BRMC's compliance with IRC Section 501(r). Health needs of the community have been identified and prioritized so that BRMC may adopt an implementation strategy to address certain needs of the community.
2016 BRMC Community Health Needs Assessment
BRMC Community Health Needs Strategic Implementation Plan
2013 BRMC Community Health Needs Assessment