CEO Message

A Return to the ‘HEART’ of Health Care

Over the past two years, California’s health care workers have been stretched to their limits. This includes you, our state’s hospital leaders, who have had to reassess and reconfigure daily if not hourly to meet the ever-changing and unprecedented demands brought by the pandemic.  

Helping All Californians Reach the Highest Standards of Health

A comprehensive, multi-level strategy is needed to eliminate (health) disparities. Broad sectors – including healthcare providers, their patients, payors, health plan purchasers, and society at large – should be made aware of the healthcare gap between racial and ethnic groups in the United States. — Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic disparities in Health Care. 

Hospitals Are Resilient, Not Invincible

There’s a widely held misconception about California’s hospitals that their proven resilience in the face of challenges over decades upon decades means they can withstand anything thrown their way. 

CMS IPPS Update Far Too Small Given Current Challenges

As hospitals throughout the nation struggle to find their financial footing through this latest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) update for the coming fiscal year falls woefully short of what is needed to preserve access to care and rebuild a tattered […]

Budget Deal Brings Big Changes for Health Care

Earlier this week, California’s Senate and Assembly, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, finalized several important details of this year’s budget, a $300 billion spending package that includes several far-reaching features that will affect both health care delivery and hospital operations. While legislation is far from complete and it is expected that more issues will arise […]