Healthcare Anchor Network
Join a growing national collaboration of 65+ leading healthcare systems building more inclusive and sustainable local economies
You can’t create equitable health outcomes for America’s communities without tackling the underlying economic and racial disparities that drive them—the structural determinants of health. Healthcare Anchor Network members are committed to making sure their institutional and operational resources are aligned with their clinical mission.
It is undeniable: Racism is a public health crisis
40 health systems in 45 states and Washington, DC have committed to addressing racism and the public health disparities caused by racism. “As members and leaders of many healthcare organizations across the nation addressing the disproportionate Black and Brown mortality of the COVID-19 pandemic, we say without hesitation that Black Lives Matter.”
“Systemic racism results in generational trauma and poverty, while also unquestionably causing higher rates of illness and death in Black and Indigenous communities and communities of color. We must double down on our efforts. We stand united as frontline organizations against racism, injustice and inaction and commit to specific steps to help overcome the healthcare disparities in the communities we serve.”
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With 65+ health systems (and counting) represented in the Network, we bring together anchor institutions from across the country that together employ more than 2 million people, purchase over $75 billion annually, and have over $150 billion in investment assets.
Featured News: When a Steady Paycheck Is Good Medicine
The New York Times traces the genesis of the Healthcare Anchor Network model for anchor institution engagement with the democratic economy from its origins in Cleveland with the Evergreen Cooperatives. It follows this thread through the creation of the Healthcare Anchor Network, which brings together hospitals and health systems in an increasingly impactful collaboration to align the nonprofit healthcare sector as a whole with what we have called the “anchor mission.”
The latest news from the field
HAN member Intermountain Healthcare, Utah’s largest private sector employer, is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, positively impacting 2,200 employees. Utah, where the health system is headquartered, has a current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The health system is also adjusting the pay for 12,800 employees in more than 250 jobs roles, with most…
HAN member Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System’s (FMOLHS) Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) Regional Medical Center, along with Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and MetroMorphosis, created The Faith Fund, a community-owned, financial institution micro-loan investment fund. FMOLHS saw that some of its staff were struggling financially and some became caught in a long-term cycle of debt…
HAN Executive Director, David Zuckerman, and many HAN member executives were recognized by Modern Healthcare as healthcare sector leaders who have embraced partnerships. The outlet called out that such efforts require leadership and collaboration created in service to the patient. Read the Modern Healthcare Story Now
HAN is fortunate to have an additional esteemed Ohio health institution join us. Welcome to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic health centers with more than 23,000 team members. The medical center is home to more than 20 research centers and institutes.
Hospital and Health System Members of the Healthcare Anchor Network include:
State Hospital Association Affiliate Member in the Healthcare Anchor Network includes:
“An anchor mission means sustainably investing in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, addressing not just health disparities, but economic and racial inequities as well.”
–– David Zuckerman, Executive Director of the Healthcare Anchor Network