In Memory of Duane Dauner

Sharing Sad News About our Friend and Colleague, Duane Dauner It is with heavy hearts that the ACHD board shares the sad news of the death of C. Duane Dauner, a friend and colleague to many in health care and most recently the long-term President/CEO of the California Hospital Association (CHA). Duane tragically lost his 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 »