California’s SB 222: What a Statutory Lien Means for California Health Care Districts

By Jenna Magan and Thomas Mitchell New legislation (SB 222) was signed into law by Governor Brown on July 13, 2015 that will improve the security for California Health Care District General Obligation Bonds. The law will go into effect January 1, 2016. General obligation bonds are voter-approved long-term debt instruments which are secured by the legal 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 »

Guest Blog: Palomar & The Mayo Clinic

In December 2013, Palomar Health announced a new collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The collaboration is the first in California, providing Palomar Health physicians with more tools to provide our patients with an additional layer of expertise and care. Most of the partnership between Palomar Health and the Mayo Clinic is behind the Read More »

California Budget Passes

Last Sunday evening, the legislature came to an agreement and passed the state budget only hours before the constitutional deadline.  The Governor is expected to sign the budget today. The budget includes $437 million to support Medi-Cal expansion under the federal health reform, expands eligibility for pregnant women to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, Read More »