Newsom signs bill to create loan program for struggling hospitals
California will soon administer a loan program to support financially distressed nonprofit and public hospitals, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill proposed by four state legislators. Newsom’s signature graced AB/SB 112 on Monday, along with four other early action trailer bills, which allocates $150 million for interest-free loans available to struggling hospitals. The new…
Madera hospital closure has greatly impacted migrant farmworker and Punjabi Sikh communities, survey shows
Madera residents from Punjabi Sikh and Indigenous migrant farmworker communities have been heavily impacted by the Madera hospital closure, according to results from surveys conducted by two community-based organizations. The surveys had about 300 respondents and came out of a partnership between Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO) — which serves Indigenous migrant…
Bipartisan California senate vote burgeons hope for Madera hospital reopening
If Gov. Gavin Newsom signs the bill, California would create a loan program for struggling nonprofit or public hospitals. It would also give hope to reopening Madera Community Hospital.
As ‘silver tsunami’ grows, Fresno County IHSS caregivers look for a raise
Fresno County, California, caregivers who help seniors and disabled want a pathway to $20 wages. Here’s what it would cost taxpayers.
Madera hospital lost $11 million in 2022, per latest financial report
On Monday, administrators at Madera Community Hospital filed its 2022 financial report to the state of California — five days after Fresnoland reported it was getting fined $100 a day for missing a deadline at the end of January. The hospital had until Jan. 29 to submit the report, after already having five and a…
Tulare County Supervisors approve prayer program, Kaweah Health CEO warns hospitals on ‘brink of collapse’
At a Feb. 28 meeting, the Tulare County Supervisors approve a legislative prayer program and receive a warning from Kaweah Health CEO who says hospitals are on “brink of collapse.”
Fresno hospitals brace for nursing staff ‘crisis’ as COVID emergency order expires
Fresno hospitals say staffing “crisis,” other challenges will grow as state of California ends COVID-19 emergency declaration.
Medi-Cal reimbursements don’t tell the full story of Madera hospital’s closure, obtained email shows
A newly obtained email shows Trinity Health representatives learned that Madera Community Hospital had unusually low reimbursement rates with private insurance health plans, shedding light on a health care system with little transparency.
Farmworkers, rural Fresno County residents can get free healthcare from new mobile clinic
The newly launched rural mobile health program provides access to free medical care to farmworkers and other rural residents of Fresno County.
Hospitals in ‘crisis’ in Central Valley as Fresno County ends its emergency declaration
Fresno County & hospitals officials also called for state & federal help as hospitals face rising costs, insufficient reimbursement rates.