Cheshire Medical Center has a long history of serving those who live and work in our area through community health improvement activities.
As an organization, we work with many local, state, and national partners to advance health and wellness in the Monadnock Region through the Center for Population Health. We engage people in community programs and provide support for strategic community partnerships aimed at improving the health of our local population. Many of these partnerships align with the priorities of the Community Health Improvement Plan
Our staff is also committed to serving our community as individuals, both within and beyond the walls of our medical center—giving presentations in the community, serving on coalitions and local Boards of Directors, and guiding health strategies in workplaces, schools, and other community settings.
Cheshire also remains committed to serving as our area’s health care safety net provider by offering charity care and other financial assistance for uninsured and low-income patients.
The State of New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and the United States Internal Revenue Service requires periodic community health needs assessment and annual reporting of community benefit activities. The annual state report describes and quantifies the benefits provided to our community by Cheshire Medical Center.
Community Benefits reports
- Fiscal Year 2019 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2018 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2017 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2016 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2015 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2014 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2013 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2012 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2011 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2010 (PDF)
- Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF)
Since 2015, all tax exempt hospital organizations complete a community health needs assessment. Our community benefit activities are developed to help address community needs identified through these assessments.
- Community Health Needs Assessment - 2019 (PDF)
- Needs Assessment Implementation Plan - 2019 (PDF)
- Community Health Needs Assessment - 2016 (PDF)
- Needs Assessment Implementation Plan - 2016 (PDF)
- Community Health Needs Assessment - 2013 (PDF)
- Needs Assessment Implementation Plan - 2013 (PDF)
- Community Health Needs Assessment - 2008 (PDF)