Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA):
As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Big Sandy Medical Center conducts a CHNA every three years
as required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The CHNA includes defining the communities it
services, gathering input from community members to assess the health needs of the communities and
providing a written report of the findings to the Board of the organization and the community residents.
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP):
Based on the findings of the CHNA and its available resources, Big Sandy Medical Center identifies
specific needs it plans to address during the subsequent three years and steps for implementing the plan as approved by the Board of the organization.