San Diego and Imperial counties are home to 35 hospitals and integrated health systems. This report looks at public policy priorities, supportive initiatives and resources. Contact us at contact@sddt.com to get more involved.

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Study: CalPERS members had similar to better outcomes at facilities charging less for hip, knee replacements

A pilot program for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System lowered the price of members’ hip and knee replacement surgeries by 19 percent in one year.

San Diego to celebrate health, education Aug. 9

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) and Assemblywoman Shirley N. Weber will host three celebrations Aug. 9, combining three major events into a single unified celebration at the new Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center.

Anthem Blue Cross, HealthCare Partners save $4.7 million in six months

The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) formed by Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) and HealthCare Partners in California produced $4.7 million in savings for the first six months of 2013 compared to a comparison group.

Anthem Blue Cross-funded Patient Safety First initiative wins award

Patient Safety First ... a California Partnership for Health (PSF) was awarded the esteemed 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission in Washington, D.C. for the collaborative’s work in reducing early elective deliveries, hospital-acquired infections, and avoiding 3,576 deaths and more than $63 million in otherwise unnecessary hospital costs between 2009 and 2012.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego appoints two executives

Kaiser Permanente San Diego has appointed two executive leaders.

Medicare Act eliminates GPCI inequity

After almost a decade, a Medicare payment inequity costing San Diego County's physicians roughly $100 million annually ($10,000 per physician per year) has been resolved.

Kaiser Permanente opens Oceanside medical office

Hospital, county, city and business leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the opening of Kaiser Permanente's new medical office building that will provide care to North County residents.

Scripps opens region's first proton therapy center

Local health care and community leaders gathered Feb. 19 to celebrate the opening of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

Kaiser Permanente hosts community benefit workshop for nonprofit leaders

Kaiser Permanente San Diego is hosting a workshop for nonprofit organization leaders, development directors and other interested individuals who want to learn more about Kaiser's benefit resources, which are available to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations serving San Diego County.

San Diego Public Library, Sanitas offer free digital health care tools

The San Diego Public Library is partnering with Sanitas Inc. to provide software to visitors of the Central Library to help them learn more about potential health risks and chronic conditions. This software, which is free to those who use it onsite, was exclusively created for the library and is an integration of Sanitas products, Wellaho and Family Healthware.

Kaiser Permanente named among nation's 'Top Hospitals'

Kaiser Permanente San Diego has been named among the nation's "Top Hospitals" by the Leapfrog Group.

'Home and Healthy for the Holidays' supports health care for homeless

"Home and Healthy for the Holidays" is back for a second year. Family Health Centers of San Diego will once again use the power of fun to raise money for a very real and compelling need: health care for the homeless.

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Roundtables

Local nonprofits facing challenges

After taking a sharp hit during the recession, nonprofit organizations in San Diego County began to make a comeback last year, according to the first annual State of Nonprofits report released this month by the University of San Diego.

Business of Health videos

Anthem Blue Cross' Steve Scott on the Affordable Care Act

April 17, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Steve Scott, vice president and general manager of Large Groups for Anthem Blue Cross, about the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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