MGRMC readying community health needs survey

SAFFORD — Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with the Health Departments of Graham and Greenlee counties is getting ready to roll out this year’s community health needs assessment.

“The needs of our community are significantly growing and expanding. And we are right along with that,” said hospital spokesperson Shaylee Richards. “We just finished out strategic plan, which opened up our eyes to a lot of the needs of the community, and this actually ties right in.”

Residents of both Graham and Greenlee counties will be able to participate from home.

“We’ll probably have some paper copies that we’ll give to our community food banks, but most will be done online,” Richards said. “It will be announced on social media, it will be announced on our website, we have mailers going to homes; we will have, hopefully, lots of opportunity (to participate). It’ll just be a link or a QR code you can click on to participate. Our goal is it won’t take you any more than a few minutes.”

The health needs community health needs assessment will debut after the Independence Day holiday.