Apply to serve on the ACHD Board of Directors! (Deadline Extended)

The Deadline has been Extended!! The ACHD Board of Directors is presently seeking nominations from Member Healthcare Districts from an individual Trustee or CEO to immediately fill two vacant Director positions on the Board. An individual Member may apply to serve as a Director on the ACHD Board by submitting a resume or statement of qualifications Read More »

Coachella Valley voters approve expanding Desert Healthcare District boundries

The Desert Healthcare District now begins an exciting new chapter, more than doubling the size of the community it covers and creating two additional Board seats. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters overwhelmingly approved Measure BB to expand the District’s boundaries to cover the entire valley, including La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, the remainder of Palm Desert Read More »

ACHD Announces New Board Leadership and Honors Members at 66th Annual Meeting

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) announced its 2018-19 leadership during  its 66th Annual Meeting in Pismo Beach, September 13-14. The Board of Directors elected Fallbrook Regional Health District Trustee Howard Salmon to serve as Chair, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Trustee Linda Rubin to serve as Vice Chair, Tahoe Forest Health System CEO Harry Read More »

Congratulations! Northern Inyo Healthcare District earns ‘Best Practices in Governance’ certification

In today’s ever-changing government landscape, it can be difficult for a small special district to rise, prove its merits and value, and in the process show the community that it holds itself accountable to a higher standard. For the last three years Northern Inyo Healthcare District steadily worked to do just that. Recently the effort Read More »

West Side Health Care District celebrates ground breaking on new outpatient clinic

Fifteen years after Taft’s acute care hospital was closed, the West Side Health Care District broke ground on a new $9 million outpatient clinic. Friday’s ceremony took place almost exactly where the entrance to the old Westside Hospital once stood. The ceremony marks a new beginning and another step to rebuilding the community’s health care Read More »

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

When most residents of Coachella Valley go to the polls on Nov. 6, for the first time, they will be able to either cast a vote directly impacting future access to important health care services, or elect a representative to champion their specific community needs. Some voters living in the current, long-established Desert Healthcare District Read More »

Desert Healthcare District launchs website to connect people with health services

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation have launched a new service, Coachella Valley Health Info Place, that aims to help everyone from residents to healthcare professionals to social workers identify and access healthcare services that could be beneficial to them, their patients or their clients. The website,, will essentially be a free, public database Read More »

Petaluma Health Care District trains local care providers on trauma response

The Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is playing a critical role in helping those impacted by the fires self-heal by serving as a catalyst for collective community action. “The fires caused anxiety and stress throughout the region, elevating the need for education and access to trauma-informed care,” said Ramona Faith, CEO. “To respond to this Read More »