WNC health care systems must support health care workers


At its core, health care is a trusting relationship — people serving people, people working together, people trusting one another. Not only is trust the foundation of relationships between patients and providers, but it also underpins internal relationships among coworkers and between employees and management. Trust drives patient outcomes, which drive public health.

In recent years, for a variety of internal and external reasons, this foundational trust in health care has taken a hit. But, together, we can rebuild. It won’t be easy, but it must be done. Our collective health depends on it.

Much like in medicine, the first step of treatment is proper diagnosis: What has caused this injury to the system?


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