Hospitals serving marginalized urban communities need additional federal support so they can meet their mission of advancing health for the patients and communities they serve, writes Ashley Thompson, AHA’s senior vice president of public policy, based on a new report by NORC at the University of Chicago. The AHA supports a new federal designation for this group of urban hospitals — Metropolitan Anchor Hospitals — and is working with Congress and the Administration to advocate for policies to support these vital hospitals. READ MORE

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