Dr. Elaine Batchlor’s empathetic piece in The Atlantic last month lays bare — in a very personal way — how the pandemic has exacerbated health inequities that have developed over decades. Her piece also shines light on deeper biases — conscious and unconscious — that all who work in health care must be committed to overcome.
As California’s hospitals continue to slog through the peaks and valleys of the COVID-19 pandemic, all while enduring incessant and devastating blows to the resources they rely on for patient care, an additional burden from the federal government is beginning to materialize.
“The healthcare workforce is burned-out following a nearly two-year face-off against COVID-19. This impact will be felt by all of us, regardless of where we live or our field of work.” — John Derse, healthcare industry vertical leader at Mercer, a N.Y.-based asset management firm None of you needs a national report to understand the depths of the […]
Today marks the deadline for all health care workers in California to be vaccinated to remain employed at a hospital, per a public health order issued in August.
As California’s hospitals endure wave after wave of COVID-19 surges — a challenge compounded by severe and persistent workforce shortages — this year’s legislative session was filled with bills that could have made your jobs even harder at a time when every single resource ought to be focused on saving lives.
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 report released earlier this week by the California Health Care Foundation underscores the depth of the financial toll COVID has wrought on California’s hospitals and the arduous recovery that lies ahead.
onday’s full approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is welcome news for our nation and state as we continue the climb toward more universal protection from this deadly pandemic.
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.
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.
Carmela CoylePresident & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento