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Community Health Needs Assessment

Adventist HealthCare is proud to release its 2017-2019 Community Health Needs Assessments. The assessments are a community driven approach to support the planning and implementation of community based programs that more effectively address the health needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.

Copies of each hospital’s report are available in their administrative offices, and at the Adventist HealthCare corporate office in Gaithersburg. We welcome your feedback, which may be emailed to ourcommunity@adventisthealthcare.com.

Washington Adventist Hospital

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital

Reports & Strategies

2017-2019

2014-2016

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital is an acute-care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland. The hospital opened in 1907 and was home to Montgomery County’s first complete cardiac center. Today, hundreds of open-heart surgeries and thousands of heart catheterizations are performed at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital each year. In addition, high-quality care is provided in such specialty areas as oncology, surgical services, and general and emergency medicine.

Key Takeaways from Assessment

Behavioral Health

  • Whites are the most disproportionately burdened groups in both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for suicide rates.
  • Blacks in Montgomery County and whites in Prince Georges County had the highest ER rates for illnesses related to mental health and substance abuse.
  • The drug induced death rate is highest among whites in Montgomery and Prince George’s County.

Influenza

  • Neither Montgomery County nor Prince George’s County meet Healthy People 2020 or SHIP 2017 targets for vaccination rates, however, rates are on the rise.

Cancer

  • Prince George’s County has not met SHIP 2017 targets for age adjusted cancer mortality rates.
  • Breast and cervical cancer incidence rates have been increasing in Prince George’s County.
  • In both Montgomery and Prince George’s County, Black women have the highest rates of breast cancer and black men have the highest incidence and mortality rates for prostate cancer.

Heart Disease & Stroke

  • Although mortality rates due to heart disease are on the decline in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Prince George’s county has not yet met Healthy People 2020 or SHIP 2017 targets.
  • Blacks, followed by whites have the highest mortality rates due to heart disease in both Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
  • Neither Montgomery nor Prince George’s County meet the Healthy People 2020 target for high blood pressure or high cholesterol prevalence.

Diabetes

  • 11.5% of Prince Georges County residents and 7% of Montgomery County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.
  • In Montgomery County, Asians (9.3%), males (7.7%), and those 65 years and older (19.2%) have the highest prevalence of diabetes.
  • In Prince George’s County, individuals identifying in the “other” race category (14.9%), females (12.5%), and those 65 years and older (35.8%) have the highest prevalence of diabetes.

Obesity

  • Prince George’s County has not met the SHIP 2017 or Healthy People 2020 targets for adult residents who are overweight or obese.
  • Hispanic and Black adult Montgomery County residents do not meet the targets and are disproportionately burdened. In Prince George’s County, the burden is on whites, Blacks and those classifying themselves as “Other.”

Shady Grove Medical Center

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Reports & Strategies

2017-2019

2014-2016

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is an acute care facility located in Rockville, Maryland. Opened in 1979, the hospital has since added a four-story patient tower, including private rooms – 48 for new moms and their babies – and a high-tech surgery department for inpatients and outpatients.

Key Takeaways from Assessment

Cancer

  • Black women have the highest rates of breast cancer, black men have the highest incidence and mortality rates for prostate cancer, and Hispanic women have the highest incidence rates for cervical cancer.

Maternal Child Health

  • In Montgomery County, Black women are below the targets for any maternal and infant health measure in this report while Hispanic women are below the targets for infant mortality rate, teen pregnancy rate, and early prenatal care. Asian women and infants are below the target for percent of babies with low birthweight and the more rigorous HP 2020 target for early prenatal care.

Diabetes

  • 7% of Montgomery County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.
  • In Montgomery County, Asians (9.3%), males (7.7%), and those 65 years and older (19.2%) have the highest prevalence of diabetes.
  • Black and American Indian/Alaska Native populations in Montgomery County have the highest rates of age-adjusted ER and hospitalization visits due to diabetes complications and uncontrolled diabetes.

Obesity

  • Hispanic and Black adult Montgomery County residents do not meet the targets and are disproportionately burdened.

Behavioral Health

  • Whites are the most disproportionately burdened for suicide rates.
  • Blacks have the highest ER rates for illnesses related to mental health and substance abuse.
  • The drug induced death rate is highest among whites.

Housing

  • In 2016, there were approximately 981 homeless individuals in Montgomery County, down slightly from 1100 in 2015.

Other Entities

Community Health Needs Assessments for additional Adventist HealthCare entities are located below:


Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation

2017-2019

2014-2016


Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services

2017-2019

2014-2016