Since 2019, Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies has focused on the audacious goal of eliminating maternal and infant health inequities in Los Angeles County. These bold plans continue to gain momentum.
Hospitals in Action
For California’s rural hospitals, community is everything. At Plumas District Hospital the care provided is central to making the surrounding towns safe and livable. But workforce challenges are putting the hospital’s important role at risk.
What initially seemed like normal flu symptoms for Gabby Manoz quickly turned into something much more serious.
When a critically ill patient is in the hospital, family is usually close behind. But that often means long hours on the road and expensive hotel stays. See what Terry’s House meant to Graciela Mesa and Jose Cordero after their daughter was born prematurely.
In Mendocino County, Adventist Health operates three hospitals serving a vast rural area. During a COVID spike in late summer of 2021, hospital leaders had to think outside the box to care for their communities. They started with a new way of looking at their collective resources.
Hospital food is known for being bland and uninspired, but one chef is throwing out that tired recipe. Meet the chef who’s transforming hospital food. He’s buying local to bring patients, staff, and hospital visitors farm-to-fork tastes.
Without the help of university students, thousands of Sacramento’s most vulnerable residents might not have gotten COVID-19 vaccines. The University of California, Davis School of Medicine provided the workforce while UC Davis Health provided support.
Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.
Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — even reaching outside their four walls. At Tenet Health Central Coast, an innovative new TeleER program meant patients were tended to without setting foot in the hospital.