P.O. Box 398 . 901 James Avenue . Farmerville, LA 71241 . 318-368-9751

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“Providing Quality Service with Compassionate Care”

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Union General Hospital in Farmerville Louisiana conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment in 2011 in order to meet the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines published in Notice 2011-52 on July 7, 2011. This Notice Addresses the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements included in Section 9007 of the Affordable Care Act. CHNA requirements went effective for tax years beginning after March 23, 2012.  

The CHNA requirements apply to every 501(c)(3).

 Information gathered from community meetings, stakeholder interviews, discussions with the hospital leadership team, as well as the review of demographic and health status and hospital utilization data was used to determine the priority health needs of the population.  Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Early Education in Schools were among the priorities identified by CHNA Hospital Steering Committee (CHSC).

In 2012 we came together with our experience and backgrounds to offer “It’s a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices” to the Community of Union Parish and the program began in the fall of 2012. In less than a year over 200 girls are enrolled in the program. Our team meets with the girls once a month at the hospital and every other week at the Farmerville High School. We tackle issues and problems the girls faced on a daily basis. We even provide the girls with an anonymous question box where they can leave questions and concerns that they want to discuss.

Through “It’s a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices” Program, the girls acquire the knowledge and skills for taking charge of and making informed decisions about their sexual health, exploring values, practicing responses in different situations, and thinking about their futures. We help girls identify ways and reasons to avoid early pregnancy and prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

We are very proud that we have a successful program to share. We truly feel that this is only the beginning, and with the involvement of organizations like yours we know we will reach our goals and meet your expectations.

It’s a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices was recognized by the Rural Hospital Performance Improvement RHPI-May 2014 Delta Dispatch.


On February 5, 2015 Union General Hospital’s Community Program, “It’s a Girl Thing, Making Proud Choices,” was recognized at the national Hospital Charitable Services Awards. The awards were presented at a dinner in Atlanta, Georgia for representatives from hospital community programs nationwide.

This year’s six “Programs of Promise” were selected from a pool of 208 nominees. Each nominee had to demonstrate excellence in the following five criteria areas: community impact, innovation, collaboration, transferability and best practice. The Hospital Charitable Services Awards is a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare.

Jackson Healthcare instituted the Hospital Charitable Services Awards in 2010 to identify high-impact community health programs and have them share their stories and offer them as models for other communities to replicate.