Community Health Needs Assessment

At Huggins Hospital, we are part of the community we serve. We know that we can only achieve our mission by working collaboratively with our community to offer high quality, cost-effective care. We therefore enlist the cooperation and participation of our community as an indispensable resource in our efforts to improve community health status through our health and healing services.

As a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization, Huggins Hospital serves all community members in medical need, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to balancing community needs with our available resources to meet those needs while focusing on our vision.

Our Vision: Huggins will be the community's home for health and wellbeing.

Our Board of Trustees follows a strategic planning process that involves assessing community health needs, reaffirming our respective mission and vision, establishing strategic priorities and routinely monitoring our organization’s progress in achieving them. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years. In addition, the State of New Hampshire requires one to be done every five years.

Our most recent report is our 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.

Our 2016 Community Health Summit brought together key healthcare and public service stakeholders and community members to share quantitative and qualitative data and to prioritize and brainstorm about the most pressing community health issues. You can read more about the Community Health Summit in our latest Community Health Needs Assessment.

For more information about Huggins Hospital's Community Health Needs process or to be part of future Community Health Summit events, please contact Monika O'Clair, Vice President of Strategy & Community Relations at

View our 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
View our 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment