Community Health Assessment & Strategies

Bay Area Hospital is committed to serving the health needs of the community.  In 2013, a Community Health Assessment (CHA) was conducted.  This was a collaborative effort with community stakeholders to collect and analyze local data in an effort to determine the health status and needs of our community. 


Several priorities for improving the health of Coos County residents were identified, and a steering committee was formed. Bay Area Hospital has continued to provide resources to the steering committee as implementation strategies are designed and executed through the Community Health Improvement Plan (2015-2020).


The Community Health Assessment also brought to light the prevalence of cancer in our community; Coos County’s cancer rate is higher than the rest of Oregon.  We also identified opportunities for improvement in the care of cancer patients, and conducted a focused cancer-specific community assessment in 2016.  Implementation strategies have been established in coordination with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.


We are currently in the process of evaluating strategy effectiveness and the new Community Health Assessment for 2018.

Click on the links below to view and download the latest health assessments and strategies:


Coos County Community Health Assessment 2013

2015-2020 Community Health Improvement Plan

Bay Area Hospital 2016 Community Assessment 2016 OHSU Knight Cancer Network

Community Assessment Implementation Strategies 2016-2018

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