||In 2013 Oakwood celebrated its 60th year of delivering compassionate, specialized care to the families and communities of Southeast Michigan. For more than six decades our organization has played a proud role in shaping these communities through our steadfast commitment to improving the overall health of its residents.
Every day, our team of Oakwood-affiliated physicians, staff and volunteers touch the lives of people throughout Wayne and Monroe counties. Through our four acute care hospitals, more than 60 outpatient sites and extensive community outreach, last year we served some 35 communities touching more than one million lives. While we are extremely proud of our work so far, Oakwood is committed to doing more.
In order for us to provide patient-centered care, it has to be aligned with the unique health needs of the communities we serve. Oakwood completed a comprehensive health needs assessment of our service areas utilizing data analysis from more than 100 health indicators and conducting several focus groups and interviews throughout our service area. This analysis and noteworthy results are outlined in great detail in the following report.
Our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment will guide our health system over the next three years so we will be ready to address the most urgent health issues for our diverse population of patients. This data will serve as a tremendous asset for both our patients and caregivers as we work together to create healthier individuals and communities across our service area.
As we at Oakwood look forward to many more years of providing excellent care, healing and health to our communities, this Community Health Needs Assessment will be instrumental in improving the overall health of the families we serve now and in the future.
Brian M. Connolly
President & CEO