JoAnne Obata

Honoring Our Hospitals and Health Care Workers During Thanksgiving

Hospitals are important to the fabric of our communities. They provide a refuge for people during times of need, and it’s important that we recognize the people behind them. Throughout all the unexpected disasters that life throws at us — wildfires, earthquakes, or even a pandemic — health care workers have continued to show up for their patients.

Endorsed Business Partner | XFERALL

XFERALL Working to Expedite Patient Transfers   

Earlier this year, our endorsed business partner XFERALL officially launched their Patient Transfer Network for California. XFERALL is committed to expediting patient transfers and access to care, and they are working with California hospitals to streamline the patient transfer process into a completely digital experience.  

Five-Year Camp Fire Anniversary Emphasizes Importance of Hospitals in the Community                     

Nov. 8, 2023, marks the five-year anniversary of the Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire started when a faulty electrical transmission line ignited. The flames were fanned by high winds and spread quickly. What started as a small blaze forever destroyed a town and not only altered the landscape but the lives of everyone impacted by this disaster.

Endorsed Business Partner | SUNRx

Register for SUNRx Nov. 7 Webinar on Optimizing 340B Program Savings

Our endorsed business partner SUNRx is hosting a webinar on Nov. 7 at 11:00 a.m. (PT) about optimizing savings for the 340B program. The webinar will feature special pharmacy guest Optum, a health services innovation company, who will provide valuable insights on how to develop hospitals’ 340B specialty strategy.   

Endorsed Business Partner | XFERALL

XFERALL is Easing the Delays in Finding Appropriate Treatment for Youth in Behavioral Health Crisis  

While emergency department (ED) visits for other medical causes that affect children declined in the early stages of the pandemic, the number of children’s mental health-related ED visits rose 24% among 5- to 11-year-olds. It also surged 31% among 12- to 17-year-olds in April 2020 through October 2020, compared to that period in 2019, according to a November 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.