CEO Message

As Session Closes, Two Big Issues Delayed

In these final few days of the 2021 legislative session, with all political eyes on the Sept. 14 recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, there is mixed news on two issues of great importance to hospitals. Both CHA’s proposed 2030 seismic mandate reform and the governor’s Office of Health Care Affordability will not be advancing […]

A New Chapter for CHA’s Board Chair

Late last week, Adventist Health CEO and current CHA Board Chair Scott Reiner shared in a blog post on LinkedIn that he would be leaving his position at the end of the year to establish a family foundation focused on global health and well-being.

Tools Available to Fight Vaccination Disparities

As the race between variants and vaccinations presses on in California, recent data reveal another troubling aspect of the pandemic: the fact that vaccination rates are disproportionately affecting disadvantaged communities, including many communities of color.

Vaccines Save Lives. Period.

“Vaccines are in a sense victims of their own success. Diseases which caused so much fear years ago cause little fear today because today’s parents have never seen such cases. They are artifacts of history to them.” – Walter A. Orenstein, professor of medicine, pediatrics and global health at Emory University and associate director of […]

Quality and Safety Through Transparency and Compassion

As the quality and safety arm for CHA and the Regional Associations, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) is always working to find new ways to help hospitals not only improve the lives of the patients they touch, but also create a culture of patient safety within their organizations.  

Executive Order on Antitrust Doesn’t Recognize Importance of Systems

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at driving enhanced antitrust enforcement across multiple sectors of the U.S. economy, including several areas of focus within health care. Specifically, according to the fact sheet, the order encourages the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to enforce antitrust laws vigorously and “recognizes that the law allows them to […]

Vigilance Needed as Delta Variant Continues to Spread

Earlier this week, the California Department of Public Health released data that showed that in June, of the COVID specimens sequenced, 36% of COVID tests were the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19. That’s up from less than 6% of analyzed specimens in May.  

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  • Carmela Coyle
    President & CEO, CAHHS-CHA