Philips and Marin General Hospital Announce 15-Year Strategic Partnership

AMSTERDAM & GREENBRAE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Royal Philips and Marin General Hospital today announced a 15-year, USD 90 million strategic partnership to transform and improve health care for thousands of patients across Marin County, just north of San Francisco. This is the first large scale partnership of its kind for an independent community hospital and the third for Read More »

California Pharmacists Report Progress in Move To Broaden Scope of Practice

Pharmacists are about to finish one phase and start another in the march toward broadening their scope of practice in California to include more primary care services. Using new guidelines created in a bill signed into state law about a year ago, pharmacists have been retooling regulations to include new duties. “We’re still going through Read More »

The Governor Releases the 2015-16 Budget Proposal

On January 9, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown introduced his budget proposal.  His proposal calls for $113 million in proposed General Fund spending, up 1.4% from last year. Governor Brown said that his 2015-16 budget is “carefully balanced” and puts billions of dollars into schools and health care coverage.  Other key elements covered in the budget Read More »

Covered California Focusing on Enrolling Uninsured Latinos

Covered California is heavily focusing its enrollment efforts on uninsured Latinos in California, the San Jose Mercury News reports (Seipel, San Jose Mercury News, 12/14). Latinos are seen as being key to the success of the Affordable Care Act. Many Latinos are uninsured, and they pose a lower financial risk because they typically are younger Read More »

Mobile Health Faces a Bumpy Road in Rural California

Steering along washed-out roads in California’s southern Sierra, Earl Ferguson gets excited when he sees white plastic stakes sticking up from the ground along the way. They’re markers of a new high-speed Internet line running from Barstow to Reno, which Ferguson helped to get built. The Digital 395 fiber-optic network will help businesses, schools and Read More »

Hospital Participates in County-Wide Ebola Drill

Fort Bragg, California – November 21, 2014 — “Patient arrives at the Emergency Room; temperature 102.3◦ F, with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. . . .” This scenario happens hundreds of times a year at the hospital.  However, this could be something much more serious than a case of the flu. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) can Read More »

Proposition 46 Guest Blog

ACHD has partnered with a large and diverse coalition including health care providers, community clinics and health centers, local governments, labor unions, business and taxpayer groups, community groups and others to defeat Proposition 46 on the November ballot. If passed, Prop. 46 will increase health care costs, jeopardize people’s ability to see their trusted health Read More »

May 2014: Healthcare District Month

ACHD is pleased to announce that yesterday the California State Assembly voted to adopt ACR 110 (Fox) and declare May 2014 as Healthcare District Month.  ACR 110 recognizes the essential role Healthcare Districts play in the communities they serve throughout California. The adoption of ACR 110 by the Assembly was a long-anticipated and critical step Read More »

MICRA Ballot Initiative Moves Forward

The Association of California Healthcare Districts has joined a broad and bipartisan coalition of doctors, community health centers, healthcare districts, hospitals, local governments, and public safety, business and labor groups to fight a November 2014 ballot proposition that will make it easier and more profitable for lawyers to sue health care providers like doctors and Read More »