Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Receives District Certification

(February 16, 2017) Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is pleased to report Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District has achieved designation as a Certified Healthcare District.

As public agencies, California’s Healthcare Districts have well-defined legal obligations for conducting business in a transparent and responsible manner.  To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a District must demonstrate compliance with Best Practices in Governance as defined by ACHD.  Compliance areas include transparency, ethics, reporting, purchasing, conflict of interest, requesting public funds, and executive compensation.   These Best Practice criteria address the obligations that Healthcare Districts have with respect to conducting business in manner that is transparent to the public being served.

“Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District continues striving to provide the best possible care and today is a major milestone knowing that we have earned a designation as a Certified Healthcare District by the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD). The certification assures Imperial County residents that we as a public Healthcare District have a huge responsibility and this certification demonstrates that we  are working with their best interest in mind—and that is to provide better access and better care to all of the Imperial County,” said Larry Lewis, Chief Executive Officer.

California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 79 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs. Of these, 54 serve the state’s rural areas. Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level. As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.


Association of California Healthcare Districts

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) represents Healthcare Districts throughout the state. The Association serves the diverse needs of California’s Healthcare Districts by enhancing public awareness, training and educating its members and advocating for legislation and regulatory policies that allow Healthcare Districts to deliver the best possible health services to Californians. Learn more at




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