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CEO Message: With COVID-19 Rising, Resurgence Planning at the Forefront

As COVID-19 continues its relentless march through California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday recommended that Imperial County, the location of one of the state’s most intense flare-ups, reinstate its stay-at-home order. 

Over the weekend, the Governor also mandated that seven counties, including Los Angeles, shut down their bars and nightclubs, and recommended that eight additional counties do the same. 

CEO Message: A Summer Budget Slog

It’s disappointing that the budget passed Monday by the state Legislature does not include a much-needed $1 billion cash infusion for hospitals to stem the financial challenges driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It’s also potentially dangerous. 

CEO Message: A Dire Financial Picture for Hospitals

A new report released last week by consulting firm Kaufman Hall has confirmed the depths of the financial crisis facing California’s hospitals.

The report, commissioned by CHA, found that California hospitals are facing a roughly $15 billion net loss in 2020 revenues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps more important, the report foretells of long-term economic damage to California hospitals.

CEO Message: Our Community, Our Duty

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Every so often (it seems incredibly frequent these past few years), something happens that shakes every good person’s sense of moral justice. In May 2020, it was the killing, on camera, of an unarmed black man who pleaded — for eight minutes and 46 seconds — with the officer whose knee was pressed into his neck, for breath … for his mother … for his life. 

CEO Message: Budget Proposal Is Another Blow Hospitals Can’t Take

Now is the time to call your state assemblymember and senator to tell them the following:

Hospitals need financial relief now.
Reject the Governor’s budget proposal that would cut managed care payments to hospitals for inpatient care.

Embedded in the state’s latest budget proposal, as the administration looks to make up for the massive losses to state coffers driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, is a recommendation that would upend the way Medi-Cal managed care plans are paid.

CEO Message: Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has resurrected many well-worn aphorisms: “New normal,” “Unlike anything we’ve seen before,” “Once-in-a-lifetime crisis.” 

These phrases can help us make sense of circumstances and events that have been challenging to cope with and even more difficult to recover from. Of course, they do little to help where it’s needed most. 

CEO Message: Taking Care of People, No Matter What

For nearly 70 years, hospitals across the country have come together for one week each year to celebrate the special role they play in their communities. This year, however, like so many parts of our lives, National Hospital Week feels different. 

CEO Message: Deep Gratitude During National Nurses Week

This week is National Nurses Week, and never has there been a more important moment to recognize and honor the women and men who have chosen nursing as a profession. To all the nurses who will continue this week to sacrifice and to heal others: with deepest gratitude, thank you. 

CEO Message: Balancing Act

Over the past six weeks, the response of California’s hospitals to the COVID-19 threat has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. 

You were called on to act, and you sprang into action — upending normal work in a matter of days to prepare for the worst this pandemic could bring to California. This was done without fear or hesitation, because hospitals were needed, and you answered the call.