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BSC Health Services Management Program Director Co-Authors Scholarly Paper Presented at Southwest Texas Academy of Management Annual Meeting

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    Tuesday, April 09 2013
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peggy johnson(Bluefield)—A scholarly paper co-authored by Bluefield State College faculty member Dr. Peggy Johnson was presented at the recent Southwest Texas Academy of Medicine annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"The Collaboration of Not-for-Profit Hospitals and Public Health Departments to Perform Community Needs Assessments that Meet PPACA Requirements, summarized original research conducted by Dr. Johnson (Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Services Management Program at the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business) and Drs. Tina Fields and Jeff Hatala (School of Health Administration, Texas State University.

"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has created an opportunity for not-for-profit hospitals and health entities to work together to implement community needs assessments," Dr. Johnson explained. PPACA requirements have served as a catalyst for bringing public health and medical professionals together, she noted. "Additionally, not-for-profit hospitals also recognize the necessity for collaboration because they now must meet PPACA requirements to maintain their tax-exempt status."

"The community health needs assessment may be a successful process that can serve not-for-profit hospitals/organizations and public health agencies to present their unique strengths and develop mechanisms to identify and meet health care needs in a community," she added.