Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment:
Establishing Health Priorities & Implementation Strategy


With the Mission to improve the health status of the people of the Hayward area, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge (HAMH & WE) is a 25-bed critical access hospital, 50-bed skilled nursing care center and 40 unit senior apartment facility in Hayward, Wisconsin. Located approximately 80 miles South East of Duluth, Minnesota, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital serves a population of roughly 16,000 people. The majority (approximately 70%) of all inpatient admissions at HAMH&WE originate from the Hayward, WI zip code, which is considered the hospital’s primary service area.

This webpage shall provide a summary of HAMH & WE’s Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) to create new and or enhance existing community benefit programs and services. The focus ois to address the major community health priorities that were identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment process that occurs every three years

Each CHIP can be read by clicking on the following links to access the PDF of the document.


  • HAMH posts a summary of the community health needs assessment findings and implementation strategy online at

Community Health Needs Assessment 2019-2021

Community Health Needs Assessment 3.30.16

Community Health Needs Assessment Report 2013