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Riverview Health Press Release

Riverview Hospital Supports National Health Center Week by Promoting Community Resources

August 9, 2013

Noblesville—As part of National Health Center Week (NHCW), Riverview Hospital is reminding Hamilton County residents of the various healthcare resources available in the community.

“As the county hospital, Riverview strives to provide high-quality healthcare to all our residents,” said Syd Ehmke, executive director of community services at Riverview Hospital. “For more than 20 years, Riverview Community Health Clinic has provided primary and prenatal healthcare services to residents with little or no healthcare insurance, and this continues to be a very important initiative for us.”

In addition to the clinic, Riverview Hospital partnered with the Hamilton County Health Department in 2012 to conduct a community health needs assessment. The assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of Hamilton County residents.

The top five health priorities identified were:

  1. Transportation
  2. Mental health
  3. Substance abuse
  4. Access to health education
  5. Collaboration among healthcare institutions

Riverview and the Hamilton County Health Department work together to address each of these priorities through community education and outreach. For more information on the community health needs assessment, visit riverview.org.

This year’s NHCW theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities.” NHCW was started nearly 30 years ago to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers and clinics as local solutions for affordable and accessible healthcare.