Voters OK medical center lease agreement

JOSHUA TREE — Tenet Healthcare appears to be on its way to taking over operation of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Continuing Care Center and other Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District facilities. That transition will come at midnight, Tuesday, June 30. The healthcare corporation has agreed to pay $2 million a year to lease district facilities. Read More »

Assembly passes SB 277, California’s Vaccine Bill

The Assembly considered SB 277 (Pan) on the Floor this morning. Led by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez, a co-author of the bill, a bipartisan group of supporters discussed the merits of eliminating most personal belief exemptions for vaccinations. While supporters and opponents spoke passionately about their views of the measure, there were a few surprises, Read More »

Tri-City Recognized For Heart Attack Treatment

Tri-City Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This marks the second consecutive year Tri-City Medical Center has received a Mission: Lifeline award for its heart attack Read More »

Panel OKs Vaccine Bill; Floor Vote Next

On Tuesday, the state moved one step closer to rescinding a personal-belief exemption to childhood vaccine laws in California. The Assembly Committee on Health spent more than four hours in hearing deliberations — sometimes heated and emotional — on SB 277 by Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento). They eventually approved it on a 12-6 partisan vote. Hundreds Read More »

California Senate Takes Action on Key Bills Today

California Senate approves health care for undocumented immigrants BY ALEXEI KOSEFF A proposal to expand health care to Californians in the country illegally cleared the Senate on Tuesday, passing on a 28-11 vote and heading to the Assembly. Senate Bill 4 would allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance on the state exchange, pending a Read More »

Assembly Declares May 2015 Healthcare District Month

ACHD is pleased to announce that the California State Assembly voted to adopt ACR 69 (Chavez) today and declare May 2015 as Healthcare District Month. ACR 69 recognizes the essential role Healthcare Districts play in the communities they serve throughout California. The adoption of ACR 69 by the Assembly continues the critical work of educating Read More »

Eden Township Healthcare District CEO Recognized with Two Healthcare Awards

The months of April and May were memorable for Eden Township Healthcare District CEO Dev Mahadevan. On May 5, 2015, Dev Mahadevan, CEO of Eden Township Healthcare District (ETHD), received the “Trustee of the Year Award” from LeadingAge California, the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care. And in April, Mahadevan was Read More »