Surging Input Costs Create Many Challenges for Hospitals and Health Systems

A confluence of economic factors have skyrocketed the cost of caring for patients and communities. In this podcast that highlights a new report from the AHA detailing these factors, Philip Pandolph, president and CEO, Meadville (PA) Medical Center and Chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Committee, explains how rising costs for supplies and equipment, drugs, and labor, along with inflation and razor thin margins has left his hospital vulnerable.