Having worked with hospitals for more than 35 years, I’ve come to personally know thousands of leaders of these organizations. With few exceptions, they are — like yourselves — purpose-driven, selfless, and most of all, humble.
For nearly five decades, California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been a bulwark — protecting affordable access to quality care. Over the years, however, a growing concern — over the longstanding $250,000 cap on non-economic damages — began to arise from attorneys seeking greater compensation for injured patients.
It’s been more than two years since the American Hospital Association held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. — and this past week presented an important opportunity for hospital leaders from across the country to connect with one another and to personally deliver vital messages to policymakers at the highest levels of our nation’s government. […]
Earlier this week, a federal judge voided the CDC’s mask mandate for airlines, and immediately the major air carriers announced to passengers that masks were no longer required. Uber and Amtrak quickly followed suit. At the same time, COVID-19 cases are rising in parts of the country, and experts are predicting another surge later this […]
Even though the state will bring in billions of dollars in surplus revenue this year, its ability to spend those additional dollars may be more limited than it has been for many years. This unique challenge facing the Legislature and administration as they craft the 2022-23 state budget is being driven by a voter-approved requirement […]
With tens of thousands of gun deaths per year nationwide, it often feels like it’s just a matter of time before the wheel of tragedy stops close to home.
Our state is home to nearly 11 million immigrants, more than any other in the nation, and immigrants account for 28% of California’s population. Policies that sow fear or confusion among our immigrant communities are antithetical and detrimental to the mission of hospitals: Caring for the sick and healing the injured, regardless of a patient’s […]
If California’s legislative session — which runs from January through the end of September — can be looked at as a nine-inning baseball game, we’re just weeks away from the middle three innings. That means legislative priorities are coming into sharper focus and strategy is beginning to turn to tactics.
On Tuesday, state senators rejected an effort to end California’s state of emergency, a status that has been in place for more than two years as the battle against COVID-19 has persisted.
“This is not just a public health crisis; it is a crisis that will touch every sector, so every sector and every individual must be involved in the fight.” – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, March 11, 2020
Carmela CoylePresident & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento