By Marissa Wagner Mery
COVID-19 has highlighted that pandemic preparedness and management requires a strong, well-functioning health system.
Shoring up the health system and its workforce should be a national priority post-pandemic. First and foremost, we must recognize that the greatest asset of the health system is its people, and the system must reflect this. Second, our hospital-based, competition-driven health care landscape should be reformed to better meet the needs of our communities.