CAMARILLO, Calif., June 7, 2016 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) has partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Ventura County Department of Public Health and Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center for a one-day event in Oxnard on Saturday to promote healthy living for the prevention and management of diabetes.
ORANGE, Calif. (May 31, 2016) —The CalOptima Regional Extension Center (COREC) achieved its goal to assist 1,000 local doctors implement and meaningfully use certified electronic health records (CEHR) with their patients. The milestone to attain 100 percent of COREC’s participating primary care providers meaningfully using CEHR is important, since it helps to reduce health care disparities and improve patient care for CalOptima’s Medi-Cal members that are low income, homeless and the working poor in Orange County.
(French Camp, CA) – San Joaquin General Hospital (SJCH) has now capped a decade-long journey to be recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. SJGH recently joined the only two other San Joaquin County hospitals to have earned this designation: Dignity Health – St.
CAMARILLO, Calif., May 23, 2016 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is sponsoring two programs under its newly created Alternative Resources for Community Health (ARCH) initiative. The goal of ARCH is to invest in the health and wellness of Ventura County through a number of incentives, expanded treatment options, and sponsorships. The ARCH initiative aligns with other factors besides clinical treatment including social, economic, and environmental factors which influence wellness.
Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, Calif., May 19, 2016 – CenCal Health, the health care program serving low-income residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, presented a Healthcare Innovation Award to Dignity Health at their board meeting on May 18.
In Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Merced Counties, 121,000 residents have gained Medi-Cal coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This increased coverage enables better health for many, but has also put new demands on provider capacity in an area already challenged by a shortage of health care providers.
Opioid overuse has been a long-standing, major problem, both nationally and in California. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 14,000 Americans died in 2014 as a result of prescription opioid overdose. In 2015, Health Plan of San Joaquin implemented several safety measures to prevent overuse and promote appropriate use of opioid medications among HPSJ members.
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) has received a $50,000 California Healthcare Fo
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) received the Excellence Award from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) for its Pharmacy Pay for Performance (P4P) Program that leverages IEHP network pharmacies to offer clinical education to its members.
Sacramento – The Local Health Plans of California (LHPC), a group representing 16 of the not-for-profit local health plans that serve nearly 70 percent (over 7 million) of the 10.2 million Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal, today announced its support of Governor Jerry Brown’s Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax proposal.
CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2015 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) reached a milestone in its membership this month, surpassing 200,000 members.
With 202,360 members, GCHP is on track to quickly surpass its projected membership of 203,070 for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which ends June 30.
“We keep expecting membership to level off, but it continues to grow,” said Dale Villani, the Plan’s chief executive officer. “Our goal is to provide care for the people who need it most, and every month, we’re able to do that for more and more people.”
Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) received the 2015 Outstanding Performance Award for medium-scale Medi-Cal managed care plans in California from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Only three outstanding performance awards were given by DHCS—one each for small, medium, and large-scale Medi-Cal managed care plans.
(Alameda, Calif.) – The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), the state department that regulates health plans, returned the Alameda Alliance for Health (Alliance) back to the local control of the Alliance Board of Governors and CEO Scott Coffin.
The Alliance is a local initiative health plan that serves more than 250,000 children and adults in Alameda County through its Medi-Cal and Alliance Group Care programs.
Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) announced today that it has surpassed 250,000 members enrolled in its Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect, and Healthy Kids programs, marking a significant transformation in health care for low-income residents of Santa Clara County.
This week, for its 50th anniversary, let us celebrate Medicaid – and how a great vision, powered by enduring partnerships, across political divides and from national to local levels, can deliver on the promise of quality health care access.
Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) continues to be an example of government service at its best.
FAIRFIELD, Calif. – For the first time in over 20 years, Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) has a new CEO. On Wednesday, July 1, Elizabeth Gibboney took over the reins as CEO of the 530,000 member Northern California Medi-Cal managed care plan.
“Mr. Horn’s vision for how health care should be delivered was unprecedented,” said new CEO Elizabeth Gibboney. “He was the first employee of PHC and his contributions in making all 14 counties in our service area healthier is unparalleled.”
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Jennifer Vargas’ path toward becoming a doctor took her from UCLA to Guadalajara before it ultimately led back home, to California’s vast Inland Empire east of Los Angeles.
When the Chino Hills, Calif. native graduated from medical school in Mexico, her first choice for residency training was Riverside County’s public medical center, which serves among the fastest growing and most medically deprived parts of California.
Sacramento CA, May 8, 2015 – The Local Health Plans of California (LHPC) are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Executive Officer for the association. Brianna Lierman will become CEO of LHPC on May 18, 2015.
Campbell, CA – May 6, 2015 – The Governing Board of Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) unanimously voted to appoint Christine Tomcala to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Jonathan Tamayo to the position of Chief Information Officer.
The Alameda Alliance for Health (Alameda Alliance) has announced the selection of Scott Coffin as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 7, 2015. In this role Coffin will be responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the Alameda Alliance.
“I’m looking forward to improving access to quality healthcare for Alameda County residents, and to expanding the community-focused mission of the Alameda Alliance,” said Scott Coffin.