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Valley Children’s Healthcare CEO Todd Suntrapak Elected 2023 Chair of California Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees

SACRAMENTO (January 12, 2023) — Todd Suntrapak, President and CEO of Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, has been elected 2023 chair of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. Suntrapak, who has been with Valley Children’s for more than 25 years, was named CEO in 2012 after serving in various leadership positions. He has championed […]

New Report: California Hospitals Face Massive Financial Losses Due to COVID-19 Pandemic; 2021 Shortfall Triple Previous Projections

SACRAMENTO (April 19, 2022) — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, California hospitals continue to face massive financial losses, with the 2021 shortfall triple initial projections, according to a new report by Kaufman Hall, a nationally respected consulting firm with extensive health care expertise. These losses mean that for the first time in recent history, […]

Sarah Krevans Elected 2022 Chair of CHA Board of Trustees

SACRAMENTO (December 8, 2021) — Sarah Krevans, President & CEO of Sutter Health, has been elected 2022 chair of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. Krevans, who has served in her current role since 2016, leads the health system’s 23 hospitals, 53,000 employees, and 14,000 affiliated clinicians along with outpatient services, research facilities, and […]

In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic, New Study Highlights Benefits of Hospital, Health System Partnerships to Patients, Communities

SACRAMENTO (October 27, 2021) — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and other “transformative forces” reshaping the delivery of health care, a new report by the national consulting firm Kaufman Hall sheds light on the importance and value of hospital and health system partnerships in protecting access and improving the quality of patient care […]

Adventist Health CEO Scott Reiner Elected 2021 Chair of the CHA Board of Trustees

SACRAMENTO (October 21, 2020) — Scott Reiner, CEO of Adventist Health, has been elected 2021 chair of the California Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. Reiner, a registered nurse with nearly 30 years of health care leadership experience, has held various hospital CEO and system executive positions within Adventist Health since 1999, and has held the top position since 2014.

Lessons from Wildfires, Mudslides, Floods Top Agenda at California Hospital Disaster Planning Conference

PASADENA (September 10, 2019) – From wildfires and earthquakes to floods and mass shootings, what were once rare or infrequent events have now become regular occurrences in California. For California hospitals, disaster preparedness has become a way of life — because being prepared can literally mean the difference between life and death.

Recognizing the importance of learning from recent disasters and from one another, hospital and disaster response officials from across California have gathered in Pasadena to discuss hospital emergency preparedness in the Golden State.

Governor’s Revised State Budget Makes Important Coverage Investments, But Fails to Include Vital Medi-Cal Funding

SACRAMENTO (May 9, 2019) — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised 2019-20 state budget makes many important investments to improve the health and well-being of all Californians including:

Ongoing support for expanding Medi-Cal coverage to young adults through age 25, regardless of immigration status

A deeper and broader expansion of premium subsidies to make coverage more affordable for low- and middle-income families

Continued support for imposing a state-level individual mandate for obtaining coverage

Significant investments in behavioral health

“Having access to health care is as essential as food, water and air, regardless of where you are born,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We applaud the Governor’s continued work toward ensuring that all Californians have access to the health care they need when they need it.”  

At the same time, Coyle added, the revised budget proposal fails to include important, voter-approved Proposition 55 funding for the Medi-Cal program.

“When Proposition 55 was enacted in 2016, it was with the explicit promise to voters that up to $2 billion a year would be used to strengthen access to care for children and families covered by Medi-Cal,” Coyle said. “Yet, despite a $21.5 billion surplus, the Governor’s revised budget doesn’t include any of this funding. Legislators can — and must — do better for our kids and families.”