Community Health Needs Assessment

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2017 and 2020, a CHNA was completed to identify the greatest health needs in our community. The 2020 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Lexington and Richland Counties, South Carolina.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. This assessment was presented to and approved by the Hospital Board on March 18, 2020. ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist will utilize its Implementation Plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the links below to review the ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist 2017 and 2020 CHNA and Implementation Plan reports:

2017 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

2020 Community Health NeedsAssessment and ImplementationPlan

Request a Copy of the CHNA

To share your comments or request a paper copy of the report, please click here to email us or use You may also write to:

ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist

ATTN: Administration
Taylor at Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29220
Phone: (803) 296-5010

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