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On the Fence? When to Call Your Provider

4/1/2018

We’ve all been on the fence wondering if we should call our primary care provider (PCP) or not. Many common accidents and illnesses may not require a visit to your PCP or the hospital. However, if you experience unusual symptoms that come on suddenly, last more than a few days, or are more severe than you would expect for the situation, seek medical attention right away.  

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Chew on This: Foods to Eliminate to Feel Better

3/1/2018

Every day, you make decisions about what to eat. But how much do you really think about WHAT you’re putting in your mouth? If you’re like most people, not very much. Nutritional decisions matter when it comes to keeping us healthy and preventing illnesses. Poor food choices significantly raise our risks for developing preventable chronic diseases.

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Allegan General Hospital Board of Trustees Elects Two New Members

2/5/2018

Allegan General Hospital’s Board of Trustees recently elected Nathan Hoffman and Amanda Morgan to its Board.

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Listen to Your Heart

2/1/2018

Are you listening to your heart? You should. It could literally save your life. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S.

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Allegan Medical Clinic Welcomes Two New Providers

1/23/2018

The Allegan Medical Clinic has welcomed two new providers Dr. Heather Wright and physician assistant Jennifer Vance.

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Allegan General Hospital Hosts Free Vein Screenings

1/12/2018

Throughout 2018, Allegan General Hospital’s Vein Care Clinic is offering free vein screenings.

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Fennville Medical Center Welcomes New Physician

1/11/2018

The Fennville Medical Center has added a second physician to its staff Brenda Schloff, M.D.

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Allegan General Hospital Offers Potentially Lifesaving Cardiovascular Screening

1/10/2018

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. In addition to regular provider visits, the best way to keep stop cardiovascular disease is to know your risk factors. Throughout the year, Allegan General Hospital is offering the community free heart screenings.

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Gynecological Symptoms You Can't Ignore

1/2/2018

Women experience changes in their bodies throughout their entire lives. Some of these changes are due to aging. Others are the result of hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause or menstrual cycles. While it may feel awkward to mention unusual symptoms in "unmentionable" places to your provider, these changes often provide important clues to your health

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AGH Foundation Awards 2017 Fall Scholarships

12/8/2017

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation recently awarded its 2017 fall Nursing and Healthcare Excellence Scholarships to Allegan Healthcare Group employees and their children in support of training and higher education studies in healthcare.

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Dr. Forsman Named Medical Director of Fennville Medical Center

11/16/2017

Allegan Professional Health Services (APHS) is pleased to announce Kenneth Forsman, MD, has been named the full-time provider and Medical Director of the Fennville Medical Center. Dr. Forsman is a board-certified Family Practice physician with over 30 years of experience.

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AGH Recognizes Three Extraordinary Women in the Community at Girls’ Night Out

10/20/2017

During its Girls’ Night Out event on Thursday, October 19, Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the AGH Foundation recognized Jillian LaJoice, Ann Chestnut and Honorable Margaret Zuzich Bakker with its 7th Annual Spirit of Women Awards.

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Count on Your Health: 4 Key Measurements of Health

9/22/2017

Do you know your numbers? There are four key measurements of health you should know and track. They are early warning signs for heart disease and diabetes. Since these two diseases have few noticeable symptoms, you may not even realize you are ill — or at risk for becoming ill — until it’s too late. Keeping these numbers within a healthy range can help prevent a medical emergency, such as a heart attack.

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Runners & Walkers Come Out for 11th Annual Strides for Health 5K

8/19/2017

Over 200 individuals participated in the 11th Annual Strides for Health 5K held at Allegan General Hospital on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

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New Physician Office Opens in Fennville

8/1/2017

Allegan Professional Health Services (APHS) is excited to announce the opening of the Fennville Medical Center.

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Smoke Signals: The dangers of cigarettes and other tobacco products

8/1/2017

The dangers of cigarettes and other tobacco products have had health professionals sending up smoke signals for years.

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AGH Employee Retires After 50 Years

7/26/2017

This month, Jan Hays retired from Allegan General Hospital (AGH) after celebrating her 50th work anniversary.

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A New Wrinkle: Caring for Elderly Parents

7/1/2017

If you are caring for elderly parents, you are not alone. More than 43 million people in the U.S. care for someone 50 or older, and nearly 15 million care for someone who has Alzheimer's or dementia.

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Take Care of Your Birthday Suit

6/8/2017

Your skin. We often call it (affectionately, of course) your birthday suit. It's your body's largest organ, weighing in at roughly eight pounds and covering about 22 square feet.

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AGH Foundation Awards 2017 Spring Scholarships

6/6/2017

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the 24 recipients of its 2017 Spring Scholarships Awards. These awards are given out to graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in healthcare, as well as children of Allegan Healthcare Group employees and employees of Allegan Healthcare Group to support training and higher education studies in healthcare.

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Summer Babysitting Classes Offered

6/5/2017

Throughout the summer months, Allegan General Hospital is offering four sessions of its popular Babysitting Training Class. The class is designed for 12- to 15- year olds and prepares teens for babysitting.

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AGH Participates in Fourth Annual Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week

6/2/2017

The Wound Healing Center at Allegan General Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 5 to June 9.

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AGH Unveils Perrigo Imaging Center with Ribbon Cutting and Open House

5/31/2017

Allegan General Hospital and the Allegan General Hospital Foundation welcomed State and local representatives, Perrigo Charitable Foundation and community members Wednesday night to celebrate the Perrigo Imaging Center.

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AGH Receives 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence

5/15/2017

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement in the Emergency Room for aspirin upon arrival and EKG times.

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The Great Eight: Eight Facts to Know About Sleep

5/15/2017

Sleep. We all need it. But few of us consistently sleep as long — or as restfully — as we should for optimum health. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 35 percent of adults regularly get less than seven hours of sleep.

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Message from the CEO: National Hospital Week

5/9/2017

May 7 – 13 2017 is National Hospital Week. This is an excellent opportunity to thank all of the employees of Allegan General Hospital for their extraordinary efforts throughout the year.

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Allegan General Hospital Offers Saturday Mammogram Parties

4/17/2017

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) recognizes mammography as an important tool for detecting breast cancer early on, helping to save lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, screening mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by approximately 20 to 35 percent in women 50 to 69 years of age and approximately 20 percent in women 40 to 49 years old.

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Laugh Lines: Laughter is the Best Medicine

3/21/2017

When was the last time you laughed? Laughing actually produces positive physical changes in your body that boost your health immediately and over the long term, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Impact Family Health Through Meal Planning & Prep

3/3/2017

You may not consider yourself a gourmet cook or fine food aficionado, but what you eat and how you prepare food for yourself and your family can keep you healthy and help prevent serious disease. It can also help you and your family maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease and boost your energy levels.

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Sleep Center Welcomes New Physician

1/30/2017

Vishal Saini, MD has joined the staff of Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center. Dr. Saini is the Sleep Center’s new Medical Director replacing Dr. Patricia Seiler, who has retired.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives Recertification

1/13/2017

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another three years. AGH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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AGH Foundation Awards 2016 Fall Scholarships

12/12/2016

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation recently awarded its fall educational scholarships to Allegan Healthcare Group employees and their children in support of training and higher education studies in healthcare.

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AGH Spreads Awareness About Hospital Readmissions through Learn not to Return

12/12/2016

There’s no place like home! After spending time in the hospital, the last thing you want to do is go back. Unfortunately, one in five patients is readmitted within 30 days of being discharged.

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Hospital Board of Trustees Elects Two New Members

11/3/2016

Allegan General Hospital’s Board of Trustees recently elected Kimberly Shriver and Jason Burchardt to its Board.

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AGH Awards Extraordinary Women in the Community at Girls’ Night Out

10/10/2016

During its Girls’ Night Out event on Thursday, October 6, Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the AGH Foundation recognized Barb Armstrong, Heidi Gilder and Nancy Heilig with its 6th Annual Spirit of Women Awards.

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AGH Helps Raise Awareness About Mental Illness Through Mental Notes

10/5/2016

Everyone feels moody or has “a case of the Mondays” occasionally, but when disruptions in thought or behavior cause someone to lose his or her ability to cope with normal functions and routines, that person may be dealing with a much more serious problem than mere moodiness.

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Perrigo Foundation Presents $650,000 to AGH

8/30/2016

John Hendrickson, CEO of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) today presented a check for $650,000 to Allegan General Hospital for the purchase of a new GE Revolution CT scanner.

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Runners & Walkers Come Out for 10th Annual Strides for Health 5K

8/20/2016

Close to 250 individuals participated in the 10th Annual Strides for Health 5K held at Allegan General Hospital on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Events included a 5K run and walk and one-mile kids’ fun run. Participants ranged in age from as young as one in the kids’ fun run, up to 76 in the 5K.

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Cutting-Edge Therapies Offer Healing for Chronic Wounds

6/13/2016

About three years ago, Brad Arnold had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his ankle, followed by chemotherapy and aggressive radiation. Although the treatment successfully rid Brad of cancer, it led to other health issues. For years, he lived with a large ankle wound.

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AGH Starts Pet Therapy Program

8/8/2016

If you happen to see a dog walking around AGH, visiting with patients and guests, don’t be surprised: AGH recently started a pet therapy program.

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AGH Foundation Awards First Paula West Therapeutic Riding Scholarship

6/6/2016

The Paula West Therapeutic Riding Scholarship is a new scholarship for the AGH Foundation. The scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of the late Paula West, an employee of Allegan Healthcare Group, after she passed away in May 2015 following an equestrian accident. Paula was an avid horse lover and her friends and family wanted to do something to create a lasting legacy that also represented Paula’s passion for the equestrian world.

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Allegan Medical Clinic Helping to Prevent Dental Decay

6/6/2016

Protecting a young child’s teeth is very important because dental decay or cavities is one of the most common healthcare concerns for children. This is why the pediatric providers at the Allegan Medical Clinic have begun providing fluoride varnish for all children 0 – 3, who have teeth, during well child visits.

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AGH Recognizes National CPR & AED Week by Offering Free CPR Training

5/20/2016

In honor of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide the community CPR Anytime Personal Learning program at no cost. During this free 45 minute course, individuals will learn the core skills of hands-only CPR and receive a free kit to take home with them, which includes an inflatable Mini Anne CPR manikin, DVD and a skills reminder card. The CPR Anytime kits were generously donated to the Hospital from an endowment through the American Heart Association.

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Sleep Center Receives Program Accreditation

5/4/2016

Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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AGH Offers Foot Health Tips During National Foot Health Awareness Month

3/29/2016

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and a time when the experts at Allegan General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center suggest people take a moment to stand up for their feet. According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day which adds up to more than three million steps per year.

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AGH Foundation Announces New Executive Director

3/30/2016

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the Allegan General Hospital Foundation are happy to welcome Jenifer Garcia as the new Executive Director of the Foundation.

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Hospital Receives Reaccreditation from DNV GL

3/10/2016

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) announces it has successfully completed its reaccreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare, a world-leading certification body. The reaccreditation is for a three-year period.

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Outpatient Mental Health Program Receives 3 Year Accreditation

1/15/2016

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced Allegan General Hospital’s Psychological Medicine office has once again earned accreditation for three years. This latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, has awarded to Allegan General Hospital’s Psychological Medicine Office

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Allegan General Hospital Awards Extraordinary Women in the Community

10/15/2015

During its Girls’ Night Out event on Wednesday, October 14, Allegan General Hospital (AGH) and the AGH Foundation recognized Marcia Beare, Dr. Marcia Liepman and Dawn Sherman with its 5th Annual Spirit of Women Awards.

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Allegan General Hospital Foundation Awards Spring Scholarships

5/22/2015

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the 15 recipients of its spring scholarships awards. These awards are given out to graduating high school seniors and employees of the Allegan Healthcare Group, to support training and higher education studies in health care.

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FREE CPR Training During National CPR & AED Awareness Week

5/20/2015

During National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide the community CPR Anytime Personal Learning program at no cost.

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Allegan General Hospital Partners with New Physician Group for Emergency Department

11/13/2014

Allegan General Hospital is pleased to announce its new Emergency Medicine partnership with Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG), who will be staffing the hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) effective December 1, 2014.

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New Pediatrician Joins Medical Staff

10/20/2014

Allegan General Hospital is pleased to welcome Pediatrician Dr. Sara Franzen to our medical staff. Dr. Franzen is a board certified and joins the pediatric team at the Allegan Medical Clinic.

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AGH Launches Pelvic Wellness Center

10/7/2014

With the growing number of women impacted by pelvic health conditions each year, Allegan General Hospital partnering with Allegan Professional Health Services has launched a new Pelvic Wellness Center that will offer a unique centralized approach to care and one-to-one patient education.

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AGH Named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 5th Year

9/11/2014

Allegan General Hospital has been named for the fifth consecutive year to Modern Healthcare’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. According to Modern Healthcare, this award honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.

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AGH Wound Healing Center Offers Tips for People with Diabetes to Take a Step in the Right Direction and Avoid Amputation

7/11/2014

As many as six million diabetics will have a foot ulcer that may result in chronic non-healing wounds and, in extreme cases, lead to amputation. Tragically, those cases are hardly isolated.

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AGH Opens New Cancer Care and Infusion Center

7/7/2014

Allegan General Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new Cancer Care and Infusion Center. The center, which opened its doors in June 2014, was designed to maximize patient comfort and safety.

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Allegan Medical Clinic Adds Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

7/3/2014

Cassie Cammenga, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP), has joined the staff of the Allegan Medical Clinic.

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Allegan Patients Included in the TIF® US Registry

5/6/2014

12-Month Registry Data Show 74% of GERD patients were able to stop taking and remain off PPIs at 12-month follow up after Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

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Laboratory Receives Joint Commission Accreditation

12/18/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in laboratories.

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AGH Foundation Awards Scholarships

12/11/2013

For the second year in a row, the AGH Foundation reached a new record in its annual Scholarship Award disbursement.

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AGH Named Best Place to Work in Healthcare

12/4/2013

For the fourth year in a row, Allegan General Hospital has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

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AGH Elects New Board Member

11/19/2013

Allegan General Hospital’s Board of Trustees recently elected Edelio Coipel to its Board. Edelio Coipel is the Senior Manager of Employee Relations at Perrigo Company in Allegan.

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Do You Have a Primary Care Physician?

11/15/2013

Everyone needs a primary care physician. Why? Because building a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) helps ensure that you get the best possible health care and keep you healthy as you age.

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AGH Recognizes Extraordinary Women in the Community

10/12/2013

During its An Enchanting Affair event on Thursday, October 10, Allegan General Hospital and the AGH Foundation recognized four amazing women with its Spirit of Women Awards.

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Cardiac Rehab Program Earns National Certification

10/9/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

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Allegan General Opens Vein Care Clinic

10/2/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) can now provide treatment for individuals suffering from painful varicose veins.

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Record Attendance at 7th Annual Strides for Health 5K

8/17/2013

Over 400 individuals, a new record, participated in the 7th Annual Strides for Health 5K held at Allegan General Hospital on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013.

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New General Surgeon Joins AGH’s Medical Staff

8/6/2013

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) welcomes Matthew Stephen Ralph, D.O. to its medical staff. Dr. Ralph is a general surgeon.

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AGH Completes Community Health Needs Assessment

7/18/2013

Allegan General Hospital has completed their first Community Health Needs assessment and the results are now available.

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