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Survey: Insurance Company Red Tape Leaves Thousands of Patients Stranded in CA Hospitals Every Day

SACRAMENTO (February 6, 2024) — Every day, an estimated 4,500 Californians are left stranded in hospital beds long after they have been medically cleared for discharge, many of them victims of insurance companies’ bureaucratic red tape or failure to have enough care providers available to help patients recover after their hospital stay. This startling statistic is among […]

Adventist Health CEO Kerry L. Heinrich Elected 2024 Chair of California Hospital Association Board of Trustees 

SACRAMENTO (January 18, 2024) — Kerry L. Heinrich, President & CEO of Adventist Health, has been elected 2024 chair of the California Hospital Association’s (CHA) Board of Trustees. Heinrich, who has served in the top leadership position at Adventist Health since 2022, oversees the integrated health system that serves more than 90 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii with over 400 sites of care, including 26 acute care facilities. The organization, headquartered in Roseville, has a team of 37,000 employees, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals, and volunteers.

Minimum Wage Bill Brings Meaningful Change for Workers and Protects Access to Care

“Gov. Newsom’s signature on landmark legislation to improve wages for California’s health care workers will create meaningful change for families struggling to keep pace while at the same time protecting access to care in vulnerable communities,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “This bill strikes the right balance between significantly improving wages while protecting jobs and safeguarding care at community hospitals throughout the state.”

Thanks to Timely and Meaningful State Support, Hospitals Will Be Better Able to Preserve Health Care Services in California

“Vulnerable communities are on a more stable path to ensuring they have access to life-saving hospital services, thanks to timely action by state legislators and the leadership of Gov. Gavin Newsom; Sen. Anna Caballero; Assembly Members Esmeralda Soria, Eduardo Garcia, and Jim Wood; Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins; and Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas; along with Sen. Shannon Grove,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “This week, with the state awarding nearly $300 million in no-interest loans to 17 health care facilities, some hospitals on the brink of bankruptcy or closure received a much-needed lifeline.”

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