Divine Savior Healthcare is deeply committed to a process of continuously improving the quality of care and services provided as an integral part of the Church’s healing ministry to all.
In the spirit of our mission, Divine Savior Healthcare has taken a close look at our community to determine its needs in order to plan to meet them. We are your health care leader and we hope you continue to look to us as a resource in improving your quality of life as well as that of your family, employees, students and neighbors.
Below you will see information on the four overall goals on which we will be focused. Within those goals you will find more specific information related to what we are doing and plan to do to help address that need in our community. These goals are based on information gathered through a Special Task Force of community members, focus groups, community member interviews, health professional interviews, public health research and data. We look forward to bringing you more services and resources to help meet these health-related goals.
Visit our Community Education page to find more on the opportunities available to you through programs, classes, screenings and more. If you are seeking a partner, speaker, sponsor or resource to help you increase the wellness of our community, please contact us at (608) 742-4131 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
For purposes of this Community Health Needs Assessment, Divine Savior Healthcare considers the 41,100 individuals that live in our primary service area in Columbia and Marquette County.
Household median income in both Columbia and Marquette County is below the state average. The primary service area is primarily Caucasian and almost exclusively rural. The primary employers in the community are the county government and Divine Savior Healthcare. An average of 12.4% of adults are uninsured and 23.2% of children are eligible for free school lunches.
Information supplied by the Population Health Institute (PHI) provides us with the health outcomes (mortality or length of life and morbidity or quality of life) and health factors (physical environment, society and economics, clinical care and health behaviors) of each of the 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin and ranks them accordingly.
HEALTH OUTCOMES: 40th of 72
HEALTH FACTORS: 35th of 72
HEALTH OUTCOMES: 71st of 72
HEALTH FACTORS: 64th of 72
In Columbia County, based on recent county community health needs assessment, we know that the two most common causes of death were major cardiovascular diseases (diseases of the heart, heart disease) and malignant neoplasms (cancer). Also noted was a higher than state average death rate to suicide. In addition, Columbia County has a higher than average incidence of deaths due to diabetes and strokes.
In Marquette County, the most recent community health needs assessment showed the leading cause of death to be malignant neoplasms (cancer), followed by heart disease, accidents, chronic lower respiratory diseases, cerebrovascular diseases (strokes, aneurysms, etc.) diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, intentional self-harm and nephritis and necrosis (kidney disease). Marquette County has been deemed a Health Professional Shortage Area and a medically underserved area by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The county has a higher than state average incidence of diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity, smoking, adults who binge drink, drug arrests and drug-related hospitalizations.
Based on the research and data collection, Divine Savior Healthcare has identified four categories of health needs: access, disease-based, wellness and prevention and miscellaneous and existing resources and strategies for addressing them.
Divine Savior Healthcare is pleased to already provide many free or low cost programs to address wellness, particularly obesity, addiction, physical activity and work place wellness. We will continue to evaluate needs for programs to address the needs of our community. We currently provide:
CPR and First Aid Training
Corporate Health and Wellness , including Workplace Wellness Programs
If you’d like a detailed copy of our Community Health Needs Assessment, please call (608) 745-5605.
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