Essentia Health CEO to speak with U.S Subcommittee on rural healthcare needs

Courtesy: Essentia Health
Courtesy: Essentia Health

(Fargo, ND) -- Essentia Health's CEO will be speaking to a U.S Senate Committee in Washington D.C this afternoon to talk about rural healthcare.

The U.S Senate Subcommittee on Finance will look to learn more from Dr. David Herman's approach on value-based care, screening patients for social needs like food insecurity or transportation concerns, and lowering the cost of care. The hearing is called "Improving Health Care Access in Rural Communities: Obstacles and Opportunities."

“At Essentia, we work tirelessly to improve health care in rural communities,” Dr. Herman said in a statement to WDAY Radio. “This includes a commitment to value-based care because of the better health outcomes and greater affordability demonstrated by this model. We are proud to be recognized as a leader in rural health care and excited to continue to put the health of our patients at the heart of all we do.”

The conversation is expected to start this afternoon at 2:30 p.m Eastern (1:30 p.m local time). You can find a link to the streamed conversation by clicking here