Building integrated systems of care can lead to meaningful benefits for patients and help hospitals best serve the health needs of their communities, writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack in an advertorial published today in the Wall Street Journal.

“During the pandemic we saw hospitals caring for their communities in tremendous ways, but many were doing so under pressure and some at risk of closure. That would have threatened access to health care for many Americans. Being part of an integrated system of care kept hospitals operating, especially those in rural areas, that otherwise might have succumbed to the devastating financial effects of the virus.”

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