As American health care continues to transform, hospitals and health systems are leading the way forward, fueling innovation and delivering greater value to patients, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack wrote today in an advertorial in the Wall Street Journal. “One of the many ways hospitals are working to meet our mission of advancing health in America is through the creation of coordinated systems of care,” Pollack said. “As the hospital field evolves, some are turning to mergers to help transform and provide patients with more convenient access to care. Mergers can help hospitals gain the critical scale, resources and expertise needed to decrease costs and enhance quality.” The advertorial also shares insights from a new Charles River Associates study that found hospital mergers reduce costs and enhance quality of care for patients.

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