El Camino Hospital Applauds New Lifesaving Defibrillator Law

Hospital Announces Funding for Installation of Defibrillators throughout Los Gatos and Campbell   Mountain View, Calif. (September 8, 2015) – El Camino Hospital today commended Gov. Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 658 (Hill) into law, recognizing the life-saving importance of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and making it easier and less expensive for local governments, Read More »

California Lawmaker Renews Efforts for $2 Tobacco Tax Increase

On Wednesday, state Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) renewed efforts to increase California’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack, theAP/Sacramento Bee reports (AP/Sacramento Bee, 8/26). The current state tax on a pack of 20 cigarettes is 87 cents, plus a $1.01 federal tax (California Healthline, 5/5). In comparison, the average state tax is $1.60 per pack. 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 »

Petaluma Healthcare District named best in state

Petaluma Health Care District was selected as California’s Healthcare District of the Year by the Association of California Healthcare Districts. PHCD Board President Elece Hempel, Treasurer Josephine Thornton and CEO Ramona Faith attended ACHD’s 63rd annual conference in Monterey where they were presented with the award. The award, given to just one out of 78 Read More »

2014 General Election: Results

On Tuesday, November 4, the citizens of this country were called upon to participate in democracy.  Although voter turnout was at a historic low of 29%, not counting absentee ballots, California voters still sent strong messages to the Legislature regarding proposed policy changes. In addition to voting for local, state and congressional representation, Californians also Read More »

ACHD Co-Hosts the Special Districts Legislative Tour

Last week, October 15-16, 2014, Amber Wiley and Sheila Johnston, members of ACHD’s Advocacy Team, participated in the second annual Special Districts Legislative Tour.  This year’s collaborative event, “Pioneers of the Past, Present and Future” provided Legislative staff and local government officials a first-hand look at the governance, infrastructure, and core services provided by a Read More »

Antelope Valley Hospital Honors Organ and Tissue Donors at Donate Life Rose Dedication Ceremony

(LANCASTER, Calif. – October 14, 2014) — Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) and OneLegacy, the organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, recently honored families of AVH organ and tissue donors at a Donate Life Rose Ceremony.  Read more here.