About a month ago, Orange County officials declared a health emergency due to the record numbers of pediatric hospitalizations and emergency room visits, driven by growing numbers of cases of respiratory syncytial virus. Similar levels of concern are being raised by public health officials in San Diego, Santa Clara, Los Angeles and other counties.
Each year at this time, we as a nation take a collective pause to reflect on that for which we are thankful.
As California hospitals continue to face unprecedented challenges, and patients are placed at risk by the lack of state and federal support, it’s vital that every available resource be secured to ensure care can continue to be delivered for all Californians.
Earlier this week, the 2022 midterm election shuffled the state and federal political decks, altering for at least the next two to 10 years the makeup of the bodies that determine health care policy for hospitals here in California and throughout the nation.
On Tuesday, voters in California and throughout the nation will be able to make changes in their elected leadership, shuffling the political deck and sending a signal about their priorities for their city, county, state, and nation.
On Monday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) delivered to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives a letter outlining priorities for hospitals for the remainder of this year, a lame-duck session following the Nov. 8 midterm election.
On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that, after nearly three years, California’s COVID-19 state of emergency would end on Feb. 28, 2023.
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times published an important article that sheds a fair bit of light on one of California’s most insidious yet little-known health care problems: chronic Medi-Cal underfunding.
Every day, in every hospital in California, every person who chooses to work to deliver care to others strives to protect every patient from harm.
Two years ago, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, 4,075 Californians took their own lives. Nearly 80,000 more who attempted to take their lives, inflict self-harm, or expressed the desire to do so were treated in California hospital emergency departments. As we learn more about the long-term impact of the pandemic on mental health, […]
Carmela CoylePresident & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento