Media Statement

California Hospitals: Revised State Budget Proposes Important Health Care Investments but Does Not Address Hospitals’ Inflationary Challenges

“In his revised state budget proposal, Gov. Newsom recommends a variety of important health care investments,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “These include funds for additional COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and contingency staffing; health care workforce development; health information exchange infrastructure; and to address child and youth behavioral health needs.”  “CHA […]

Hospitals: Final Step to Expand Coverage for All Included in January Budget Proposal Will Deliver Care to Millions

“Governor Newsom’s budget proposal to expand health care coverage to all income-eligible adults ages 26-49 regardless of immigration status is the final step needed to ensure that California becomes the first state in the nation to achieve universal health care coverage,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “Delivering coverage for […]

Framework for Health Information Sharing Is Key to Better, Smarter Health Care for All Californians

“California hospitals have made significant investments and engaged in numerous national initiatives over the past decade that enable vital patient data and health information to be shared electronically between providers, as well as between patients and their caregivers,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We all share the goal of […]

Hospitals Stand with Gov. Newsom on Steps to Ensure Health Care Worker, Patient Safety Amid Surge of Delta Variant of COVID-19

“The new public health order announced today by Gov. Newsom will help ensure that California remains ahead of the curve in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “The unfortunate reality is that COVID-19 is again on the rise nationally, and in California, driven by […]

Hospital Partnerships Ensure Vital Access to Care in Communities Across California

Partnerships between hospitals, health systems, and other providers are essential to increasing access to critically important patient care services in communities across California — especially in areas where specialty doctors and services are scarce. These partnerships are even more important to people who live in underserved communities, where these relationships weave together a safety net […]