Hospitals in Action

Setting the table for hungry Californians

Over the course of a year, nearly 8 million Californians don’t have enough to eat. Food insecurity is now a major concern throughout the state. But in several cities, hospitals are stepping up, taking a stand against hunger, and helping to feed their communities.

Community is Everything at Plumas District Hospital

For California’s rural hospitals, community is everything. At Plumas District Hospital the care provided is central to making the surrounding towns safe and livable. But workforce challenges are putting the hospital’s important role at risk.

Telehealth: From waiting rooms to living rooms

Seeing a doctor or nurse by phone or video conference rather than going into their office is becoming more common. This free downloadable telehealth checklist can help you and your loved ones know what to expect and have an easier visit.

Q&A with Dr. Carrie Byington of UC Health

OHC sat down with Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of University of California Health (UCH), to find out what drew her to California, how preventable differences affect health outcomes, and what the university’s data, expertise, and innovations mean for the Golden State.

Innovating patient menus with farm-to-fork taste

Hospital food is known for being bland and uninspired, but one chef is throwing out that tired recipe. Meet the chef who’s transforming hospital food. He’s buying local to bring patients, staff, and hospital visitors farm-to-fork tastes.

Cherished Futures: what lies ahead, part 3

Since 2019, Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies has focused on the audacious goal of eliminating maternal and infant health inequities in Los Angeles County. Now these bold plans are gaining momentum.

John Muir Health takes test inventories to a new level

Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.