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Responding to the health needs of our communities, especially the most vulnerable among us, is central to our mission to advance the health and well-being of the communities we serve. We constantly pursue a deep understanding of health needs and carry out a strategic approach to address those priority needs. Being the most comprehensive health-care provider in Lancaster County is an honor we take very seriously, with intent to provide the highest quality care for those we serve, especially those in need.

A Leader in Strategy Development

We have been assessing and implementing strategies to address community health needs for more than a decade. In 1998, we initiated an organized process that is grounded in four key principles.

  • Community collaboratives and partnerships
  • Data-driven needs assessment
  • Systematic approach to addressing the needs
  • Continual measurement and evaluation

To further enhance the importance of community health improvement, we established a community-based Mission and Community Benefit Committee of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Board of Trustees. The charter of this committee is to assist our trustees in fulfilling oversight responsibility related to the health system’s mission and community benefit activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, taking necessary actions to increase access to health and wellness services for all members of the community, irrespective of their ability to pay.

We collaborated with Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital to conduct the latest Community Health Needs Assessment.


Download a copy of the latest reports.

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