The word “and” is used as a link between two statements.
What better statement for a healthcare system to make than to add an and to its name?
Seventy-five percent of the United States annual healthcare spend goes toward the treatment of chronic disease. Three-fourths!
As of today, “approximately 412,857 people have died from chronic disease this year.”
Healthcare is beginning (a monotonously slow) transition toward realizing healthcare is more about health than it is about care. Payment mechanisms slow the progress.
It is incumbent upon today’s providers to acknowledge the reality that the patient not only needs care, but assistance with health.
New name, evolving approach, right focus: Sacred Heart Health and Care System.
The and is everything.