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New Vernon Medical Center improves access to care

| Aug 29, 2017 | California

Communities with the greatest medical needs often experience the fewest physicians and hospitals. With help in part from Kaiser Permanente, South Central Family Health Center took another major step to narrow that gap in one of California’s most medically underserved areas. SCFHC, a federally qualified nonprofit health center, celebrated the grand opening...[ Read More ]

Speaker Rendon calls on Assembly Committee to ‘Get to Yes’ on health care for all

| Aug 28, 2017 | California

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), the chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginning in the legislative interim so the committee can develop plans for achieving universal...[ Read More ]

CLSA expands Board Of Directors with industry and academic leaders from across the Golden State

| Aug 28, 2017 | California

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the statewide public policy and business leadership trade association representing California’s innovative life sciences industry, has added to the diverse background and expertise of its board of directors with the appointment of six new and influential members. The new directors are: David Beier, J.D., Managing Director –...[ Read More ]

Dignity Health, UCSF Health announce Bay Area collaboration

| Aug 25, 2017 | California

Dignity Health and UCSF Health have formalized an affiliation that will combine the best of academic medicine and community-based care, increasing access to high-quality, affordable care and improving the overall health care experience for patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. The affiliation will bring UCSF Health's academic medical center...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Dialysis on ballot, legislative session, health care spending

| Aug 18, 2017 | California

Summer is almost over, though some memories will linger longer than others. One of mine is spending 6 hours holding my kids on an 18" ledge, on a 50' foot cliff, while trapped by a high tide.  It wasn't great. But, it was a reminder that no matter who we...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Ken Thorpe

Kylie Walsh | Aug 17, 2017 | California

Ken Thorpe, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Chairman, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to talk about Medicare reform. Well, there's sort of two sets of activities going on at the federal level. You know, the first one is on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act...[ Read More ]