It’s been some 22 months since COVID-19 made its insidious presence felt in our state, and every Californian owes the women and men who work in health care the greatest debt of gratitude. The magnitude of the challenges hospitals have faced over the past two years has been matched only by the resolve you’ve shown to meet and overcome them. This pandemic has tested […]
In a recent conversation with a California hospital CEO that touched on any number of the headwinds facing hospitals in the years to come, he offered this assessment of the current state of affairs: “The world just isn’t working the way it’s supposed to.”
This week, the U.S. House and Senate came to an important bipartisan, bicameral agreement to support hospitals and other providers as they continue to reel from the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic — all while bracing for the potential of another surge due to the omicron variant. It has passed in the House of Representatives, and the Senate […]
As CHA continues to press federal agencies to correct the independent dispute resolution process in the second No Surprises Act interim final rule (during negotiations, Congress removed language to ensure a level playing field in arbitration, but the interim rule does the opposite by mandating a benchmark rate), we are asking every hospital in California to reaffirm your commitment […]
CIf your family is anything like mine, every Thanksgiving we take turns around the table, and everyone shares something they’re particularly thankful for this year.
California’s hospitals are recognized nationwide for their longstanding work to ensure that care is accessible for everyone, because our state’s hospital leaders instinctively know that health care is a basic human need.
While there is cause for some optimism related to the COVID-19 crisis — vaccines have been approved for children 5-11 and the summer surge is finally behind us — it remains a daily struggle for many of California’s hospitals to make sure they have the resources needed to deliver the care their patients deserve.
For the past two years, hospital leaders in California and throughout the nation have risen to meet perhaps the greatest test of their careers — a collective and effective response to a deadly pandemic that has killed millions worldwide.
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.
Carmela CoylePresident & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento