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 »

‘It’s going to take a whole community:’ Petaluma’s Elece Hempel leads fire healing effort

When Elece Hempel sought to transition from the high-powered tech world into the nonprofit realm, she had to convince Petaluma People Services Center’s leadership she was right for the job. After two months of working for free, she was hired by the nonprofit, and she hasn’t looked back since. With creative thinking and tenacity, she’s Read More »

Camarillo Health Care District Receives National Honor from Rosalynn Carter Institute

Camarillo, CA, November 8, 2017–The Camarillo Health Care District’s Wellness & Caregiver Center of Ventura County (Caregiver Center) is the national winner of the prestigious 2017 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award.  The Caregiver Center was selected as this year’s winner for its outstanding community work in public awareness, evidence-based programming, and advocacy on behalf of caregivers. Former First Read More »

Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Sign 10-Year Agreement

NEWS RELEASE: (Lancaster, Calif. – November 6, 2017) – Antelope Valley Hospital and Kaiser Permanente announced a 10-year contract extension under which Kaiser Permanente doctors will continue to serve Kaiser Permanente members at Antelope Valley Hospital. This long-term agreement extends both organizations’ joint efforts to provide world-class care to the community and expand access to Read More »

USDA Selects Ready, Set, Swim! Coachella Valley As California Success Story

Desert Healthcare District and Foundation (DHCD) and Desert Recreation District (DRD) are pleased to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture has selected Ready, Set, Swim! Coachella Valley as a featured Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) “Success Story” on its website. The program is one of only four programs recognized from the state Read More »

California Doesn’t Have Enough Doctors, and This Bad Law Isn’t Helping

California doesn’t have enough doctors. By 2025, the state will be short about 4,700 primary-care physicians, according to a recent report from the UC San Francisco Healthforce Center. This will result in more people turning to costly emergency-room visits for routine care, it predicts. One solution is to expand the role of well-trained nurse practitioners, who can Read More »

Fallbrook Executive Director Bobbi Palmer Named in ‘Outstanding Women in Business’

FALLBROOK, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2017) —- Executive Director Bobbi Palmer, MBA, MSW of the Fallbrook Regional Health District gushed to The Village News upon hearing of her ‘Outstanding Women in Business’ honor: “It probably sounds cliche; however, I enjoy serving.” The fall 2017 issue of The Village News Lifestyle magazine puts Palmer in good company, featuring country music icon Read More »