About Health Care Partnerships
California’s health care system is fraying, with more than half of the state’s hospitals losing money every day to care for patients. In this uncertain environment, partnerships are essential not only to remain open, but to find new and innovative ways to deliver the care that patients need. Partnerships work — three-quarters of California hospitals have partnered with a larger health care system, in many cases saving hospitals from failing. Partnerships help keep the cost of health care in check, improve quality and access, and enhance the patient experience.
Older adults who experience acute health events are regularly managed through services provided in multiple settings – emergency departments, inpatient care, and post-acute care settings – and require several risky care transitions. These episodes are among the top drivers of health care costs and poor outcomes for aging populations. Hospitals have responded by implementing cross-continuum strategies to increase understanding of the unique needs of older adults and establish “age-friendly care.” On June 20, CHA will host a webinar where members can hear from West Health, a leader in the development of health care delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for the fast-growing, diverse population of older adults.
Join us to hear from West Health, a leader in the development of health care delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for our fast-growing, diverse population of seniors. Presenters will share proven research, effective organizational and community collaborations, and strategies for financial sustainability for implementing age-friendly care throughout the health care system.