Public Input Sought to Steer the Future of Community Health

September 22, 2017

Assessment Survey Open Through Oct. 24 to Help Determine Local Needs

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is seeking input on local needs related to healthcare through its Community Health Needs Assessment Survey, accessible online through Oct. 24. 

Available in English or Spanish, the survey takes only 15 minutes to complete — but the results will play an important role in steering the direction of resources. St. Mary’s County residents will be asked about their concerns regarding care, as well as services that could benefit citizens. Sharing of ideas and potential solutions are encouraged.

“Your input will help us learn more about what the community believes are the gaps and barriers in services and the factors most influencing the health of the community, and the role we can play in making those,” said Lori Werrell, director of Population and Community Health for MedStar St. Mary’s. “Hearing from a diverse group of individuals will be invaluable as we discuss ways to bring new opportunities to our communities.”

No personal information will be collected. Responses are requested by Tuesday, Oct. 24, with a final report publicly available on the MedStar Health website by June 30, 2018.

In addition, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital will be holding two community input sessions in the month of October: Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library, and Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at Real Life Church in Mechanicsville. 

To take the survey, click here. Learn more at or call Health Connections at 301-475-6019.

About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight-time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates, and volunteers. 

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