CEO Message

New Players, Different Board in the Political Game

About a month ago, Orange County officials declared a health emergency due to the record numbers of pediatric hospitalizations and emergency room visits, driven by growing numbers of cases of respiratory syncytial virus. Similar levels of concern are being raised by public health officials in San Diego, Santa Clara, Los Angeles and other counties. 

Hospital Patients Need Help During RSV Surge

About a month ago, Orange County officials declared a health emergency due to the record numbers of pediatric hospitalizations and emergency room visits, driven by growing numbers of cases of respiratory syncytial virus. Similar levels of concern are being raised by public health officials in San Diego, Santa Clara, Los Angeles and other counties. 

Getting the Federal Support Hospitals Deserve 

As California hospitals continue to face unprecedented challenges, and patients are placed at risk by the lack of state and federal support, it’s vital that every available resource be secured to ensure care can continue to be delivered for all Californians. 

Election Will Bring Challenges, Opportunity

On Tuesday, voters in California and throughout the nation will be able to make changes in their elected leadership, shuffling the political deck and sending a signal about their priorities for their city, county, state, and nation.  

A Coordinated Push for Patient Backlog Relief  

On Monday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) delivered to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives a letter outlining priorities for hospitals for the remainder of this year, a lame-duck session following the Nov. 8 midterm election.  

Author
  • Carmela Coyle
    President & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento