Emory University Hospital: Community Health Needs Assessment

July 30, 2016

In continuation of our commitment to the health and well-being of our community members, Emory Healthcare (EHC) and Emory University Hospital conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment. The report assessed the needs of the community served by Emory University Hospital (EUH) and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital (EUOSH) using quantitative data and input from individuals representing the broad interest of the community. Using this report, EUH/EUOSH identified three primary health needs of our community.
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