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Vermont Hospitals' Community Assessment Questions

Thinking about the Addison County area, please tell us, based on your experience and perspective, what services in the following healthcare related areas need to be expanded or increased to improve the overall or greater health condition of the community (please feel free to use additional sheets of paper):
 

1) Primary Care: such as using the services of a family doctor or internist. Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area?  [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?
 





2) Specialty Medical Care: Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area?  [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?





 
3) Emergency Care. Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area?  [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?






4) Dental Care.  Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area? [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?






5) Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Services:  Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area? [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?
 




6) Services for the Elderly: Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area?  [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?






7) Services for Children.  Is there a need to expand or improve local services in this area? [If yes] What needs to be expanded or improved, and why?







8) From your perspective, are there other healthcare related services or treatments that the community needs or desires that are not available locally? [If yes] Which ones and why?







9) From your perspective, are there locally based healthcare related services or treatments that community residents have difficulty in scheduling on a timely basis? [If yes] Which ones, and why do you think it is difficult?







10) What are other "barriers" to obtaining/accessing local health care services in your opinion?
 
 
 

Please complete and return to Ron Hallman c/o Porter Hospital, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753. You may return it electronically as well to rhallman@portermedical.org.

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