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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A report released in April 2021 details how the COVID-19 pandemic damaged the financial health of California’s more than 400 hospitals in 2020, and forecasts continued fiscal impacts through 2021 and possibly beyond. Even after factoring in federal financial support provided last year through the CARES Act, California hospitals still lost more than $8 billion […]
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.
California Hospital Association (CHA) President & CEO Carmela Coyle and California Medical Association (CMA) CEO Dustin Corcoran have issued the following joint statement on congressional efforts to address surprise medical billing:
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.
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.”
SACRAMENTO (February 25, 2019) — California’s hospitals support the intent of recently introduced legislation that further protects patients from unexpected bills.