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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 | No Comment Yet
Posted in Health Care Reform, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
"Hot Spotters" Help Lower Heathcare Costs We are often asked about the impact of healthcare reform on hospitals, businesses and individuals. This week, NPR interviewed surgeon and journalist Atul Gawande following his recent article in New Yorker. This is a fascinating story about controlling health care costs by focusing on the "hot spots" in health care use and spending. We're sharing the interview with you here, courtesy of NPR. We welcome your feedback. If you are having trouble with the audio above, ...
Friday, August 20th, 2010 | No Comment Yet
Posted in Budget, Health Care Reform, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Patient Safety, Patients, Seismic safety, Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
Some health insurance executives claim, and some news media have recently reported, that large provider systems like Sutter Health make health care more expensive by demanding higher-than-average reimbursement from insurers. To clarify Sutter Health's position and shed more light on Sutter's priorities, we're posting this recent Q&A with Sutter Health's leadership. What is Sutter Health’s perspective on claims that hospitals' demands for higher reimbursement from insurers drive up the cost of health care? Sutter Health believes its reimbursements from insurers are fair, ...
Friday, November 13th, 2009 | 1 Comment
Posted in Budget, CEO, Community, George Bischalaney, Health Care Legislation, Health Care Reform, Hospital CEO, Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Medicare, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
by George Bischalaney President & CEO, Eden Medical Center National health care reform is now apparently right around the corner. After years of discussion, and more recently, weeks of debate in the House of Representatives, legislative action is now in the hands of the Senate. If enacted, it will be the most significant health care legislation in decades. As a provider, it is both welcomed and feared. Welcomed in that it will help bring insurance to millions of people for whom it is ...
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment
Posted in Business Partners, CEO, Eden Medical Center, Employees, George Bischalaney, Health Care Reform, Hospital CEO, Nursing care, Patient Safety, Patients, Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
By George Bischalaney, President & CEO Among my mail is an envelope addressed to the CEO and marked "confidential." It is handwritten, obviously not from a business partner or one who hopes to be. Someone has taken the time to write and make sure it gets read by me and not screened or redirected. It has my attention. As I expected, it is a letter from an individual who wants to tell me about the care delivered to a family member. As ...
Straight Talk with the CEO: Let’s Hope Health Care Reform Doesn’t Sacrifice Quality of Care While Cutting Costs on Coverage
Friday, June 26th, 2009 | No Comment Yet
Posted in Architecture, Budget, California Environmental Quality Act, Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, CEO, CEQA, Community, Construction, Design Innovation, Eden Hospital, Eden Medical Center, Emergency and Trauma Center, Emergency Preparedness, Employees, Facility Planning & Design, George Bischalaney, Governmental approvals, Health 2.0 Technologies, Health Care Legislation, Health Care Reform, Healthcare Innovation, Hospital CEO, Hospital Innovation, Land Use Planning, Legislation, Nurses, Nursing care, Patient Safety, Patients, Physicians, Project Management, SB 1953, Schedule, Scope, Seismic safety, State of California, Straight Talk with the CEO, Structural Design, Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley, Universal Care Center
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="158" caption="George Bischalaney, President and CEO, Eden Medical Center"][/caption] By George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center Health care reform is on the agenda, again. The stakes are high, but our President is determined to make some significant changes. As the discussion moves from general to specifics, special interests are staking out their positions. None of the stakeholders—hospitals included—wants to feel the impact or be at a disadvantage. Amidst the demand for cost reduction and health care coverage ...
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 | 1 Comment
Posted in Budget, CEO, Eden Hospital, Eden Medical Center, Employees, George Bischalaney, Health Care Legislation, Health Care Reform, Healthcare Innovation, Hospital CEO, Legislation, Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Medicare, Nurses, Patients, Physicians, State of California, Straight Talk with the CEO, Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="158" caption="George Bischalaney, President and CEO, Eden Medical Center"][/caption] By George Bischalaney, President & CEO, Eden Medical Center Last week, the Obama Administration kicked off its efforts to address one the President’s stated priorities, health care reform. What does that mean, and what will be the result? I wish I really knew. According to the President’s advisers—and Obama himself during the campaign—there is a need to extend health care coverage to millions of uninsured people across the country, while reducing ...
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