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Office of Health Care Affordability Decision to Limit Spending Fails to Account for Californians’ Future Health Care Needs

“Today’s action by the new Office of Health Care Affordability Board to limit what California spends on health care sets a goal that will have significant consequences for patient care,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “The target established today does not account for the needs of Californians over the […]

Hospital Association Files Lawsuit Against Anthem Blue Cross for Violating Patient Protection State Laws 

SACRAMENTO (April 23, 2024) — Anthem Blue Cross, one of California’s largest health insurance companies, consistently leaves thousands of its patients stranded in hospital beds long after they have been medically cleared for discharge, a violation of California law. These victims of discharge delays are forced to stay in hospitals longer, are deprived of timely post-hospital health care services, and cause backlogs for other patients who have to wait longer for hospital beds.  

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 the key findings of a recent survey of hospitals conducted by the California Hospital Association (CHA).

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.

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