CEO Message

A Year of Trials and Triumph 

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 […]

Sequester Deal Provides Critically Important Relief for California Hospitals

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 […]

California Hospitals Should Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Patients

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 […]

Workforce Challenges Demand Big Thinking

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. 

A Call to Commitment on Longstanding Health Equity Challenges

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.

Interim Surprise Billing Rule Hurts Patients

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. 

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