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.

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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.

Health center announces physician training program

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) recently achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is now interviewing candidates for its new Family Medicine Residency Program. FHCSD will accept six residents per year for the three-year residency training program.

Health Care Communicators hosts 'Morning Coffee Social'

The Health Care Communicators of San Diego County hosts its HCC Morning Coffee Social on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Corner Bakery Café in the UTC Mall, next to Sears.

HCCSD, HFMA co-host panel discussion on health care pricing

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, health policy adviser to two presidents, joins fellow health care experts at a special forum on health care pricing and value-based purchasing, Thursday, Oct. 24, at AMN Healthcare in San Diego.

Kaiser Permanente awarded certification in in-patient diabetes care

Kaiser Permanente San Diego has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its inpatient diabetes care program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Commentary: Affordable Care Act is a call-to-action for mid-sized and large employers

If there's one issue mid-sized and large businesses can't afford to ignore, it's health care reform.

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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.

Health Videos

Health Savings Associates

George Chamberlin discusses Health Care Reform and the major changes that will be affecting businesses, families and individuals with Raul Quiñones, a Health Care Reform Expert from Health Savings Associates Insurance Services.

Health Videos

Jeromy Adams of Extra Life at E3 Expo

June 12, 2013 -- Reporter Tierney Plumb speaks with Jeromy Adams, founder of Extra Life, about how playing video games can help children in local hospitals.

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