2021 Chatham Community Assessment

Chatham Hospital, part of the UNC Health Care System, is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Siler City, NC. Chatham Hospital has a history of providing health care to the residents of Chatham and surrounding counties. The hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission, provides surgical, medical, pediatric, maternity, and emergency services. Community-based outpatient services in the area of Diabetes EducationPhysical, Occupational and Speech TherapyImagingCardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation are also offered. As a critical access hospital, Chatham Hospital is able to utilize beds to provide interim care to patients who no longer require acute medical care, but need additional time and care for strengthening and recuperation before returning home. The 10-bed emergency department provides full-service around-the-clock care.

The Chatham Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) or the Community Health Assessment (CHA) by verbal commitment and formal agreement is a collaborative effort between the Chatham County Public Health Department and Chatham Hospital. The process allows establishment of health priorities and culminates in an action plan to address these priorities. Local agencies and organizations collaborate on health issues, planning and coordinating efforts to ensure that the most pressing health concerns are addressed.

The Chatham Health Alliance (the Alliance) was established in March 2015, as an extension of the 2014 Community Health Assessment Steering Committee. The Alliance is a collaborative of local professionals and residents working together to improve health in Chatham County. Chatham Hospital leadership is an active participant in the Alliance, participating in the advisory committee and sub-committees, as necessary. The members of the Alliance strive to share resources and work together to enhance existing efforts and achieve a greater collective impact than we would individually. A systems approach is used to effect holistic change for the whole person, whole family, and whole community. The community assessment performed by the Alliance is used to develop action plans to address the identified health priorities for Chatham County.