Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center recognized as a top workplace in health care

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center recognized as a top workplace in health care

REDLANDS – Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center has been named a top workplace in health care according to Modern Healthcare. The BMC was honored at the 2017 Best Places to Work awards dinner, Sept. 28, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The recognition program, now in its 10th year, honors workplaces throughout the health care industry that empower employees […]

Hospitals may become accredited even with poor, unsafe care

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Earlier this year an Illinois woman sent an email, telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six weeks of fighting for his life, he died. “I wish you could see his records and all the infections and surgeries he had,” she […]

Health Opinion: Political activists deliberately distort the GOP’s take on health care, says AMAC

Association of Mature American Citizens Special to Valley News WASHINGTON, DC – “The impotence and the impudence of obstructionists on the issue of “Obamacare” came to the fore earlier this week when spokesman Jonathan Gruber had the nerve to once again tell a bald-faced lie on national TV,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association […]

Economic Outlook, ‘The Future of Southern California is Murrieta’

Economic Outlook, ‘The Future of Southern California is Murrieta’

“The future of Southern California is Murrieta,” said Bruce Coleman, Economic Development Director for the city of Murrieta at the recent 2016 Murrieta Economic Outlook. Coleman was just one of a panel of eight local leaders sharing their views on real estate, education, health care, public safety and economic development. Local business and civic leaders, […]

New data show major improvements in health care access, affordability and quality in California under the Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO – New studies released recently show Californians are experiencing slower growth in health care premiums, increased access to coverage, and higher quality of care under the Affordable Care Act. The average premium for families with employer-sponsored health plans grew just 3.4 percent in 2016, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and […]

Need for more hospital beds and physicians in region reviewed at Healthcare Summit

Need for more hospital beds and physicians in region reviewed at Healthcare Summit

Riverside County city officials, health care representatives, and business owners gathered together Thursday, May 5, in Murrieta to learn how they might improve healthcare and related economic activity in the region at the Southwest Riverside County Regional Healthcare Economic Summit. Murrieta acted as the host for the summit presented by the Inland Coalition, Reach Out […]

Waldron Assembly bills moving

The Legislature is moving into the frantic last few months of the current session, and I am happy to report two more of my bills, AB 1754 and AB 1764 appear to be progressing toward final Assembly approval. Since San Diego County is home to a large retired population, it also attracts criminals who prey […]

Innovations in health care in California

Innovations in health care in California

Ensuring the availability of high quality health care, especially for those suffering from chronic diseases, is one of my top priorities in Sacramento. Consequently, I was deeply honored to receive the 2015 Life Sciences Champion Award from the California Life Sciences Association and another recent award naming me the California Chronic Care Coalition’s Legislator of the […]

Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation receives large scholarship donation from hospital

MENIFEE – The Hemet Valley Hospital Auxiliary donated $120,619 on Dec. 17, 2015 to the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation to provide scholarships for students majoring in health care. The auxiliary, established in 1956, is retiring after 59 years of service. Auxiliary volunteers, Pat Friend, Cheryl Trumpy, Edith Hamilton, Carmie Fox, Kathy Cole, Sally Chadwick, […]