Media Statement

Ongoing Protests of Emergency Regulations to Ensure Patient Safety Distract from the Mission at Hand: Care for All During the COVID-19 Crisis

“Following a protest Friday at Emanate Health in Covina that accuses hospitals of attempting to undermine California’s nurse-staffing ratio laws, it’s imperative that, for the second time this week, the record be corrected,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “Again, our state is in the middle of an unprecedented crisis that has claimed the lives of more 22,000 Californians, more than 8,600 of those in Los Angeles County alone.”

Overturning Affordable Care Act Would Have Devastating Consequences for Millions of Californians

The stakes have never been higher for the millions of Californians who rely on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for access to the vital health care services they and their loved ones count on every day. As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the future of the ACA, one point is clear: this momentous law has become part of the fabric of our entire health care system.

So many things we all count on could be upended if the ACA is overturned:

California Hospitals Applaud Gov. Newsom for Signing Legislation Expanding Role of Nurse Practitioners

“We applaud Gov. Newsom for signing into law AB 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa) — a bill that will expand access to health care, especially in rural communities,” said California Hospital Association President & CEO Carmela Coyle. “By allowing highly trained and certified nurse practitioners to provide primary care as they practice to the full extent of their training, more Californians will be able to get the care they need.”

California Hospitals Express Concern About Two PPE Bills Signed into Law by Gov. Newsom

“Unfortunately, in signing both bills about personal protective equipment supply, the Administration has created double jeopardy for hospitals — subjecting them to disparate requirements and penalties,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “But, as always, California’s hospitals stand ready to work together with others on the front lines of COVID to find meaningful, long-term solutions to increase the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment to keep patients and workers safe.”