During the pandemic, Keziah “Kezzy” Olivar started painting portraits of her Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center co-workers as a way to heal. Her project has been so successful that she now has her own gallery on the ED walls.
UC San Diego’s Human Milk Institute will accelerate research into the nature, biology, and therapeutic potential of human milk to prevent or treat both infant and adult diseases.
After Annie Keeling’s placenta abrupted while giving birth to her son, Leo, he became the first baby at Sharp Mary Birch to receive therapeutic hypothermia in the neurologic intensive care nursery to reduce swelling to his brain and any long-term damage.
Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE (63), is the Chief Executive Officer of ProMedica, a not-for-profit mission-based, integrated health and well-being organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. The $7 billion organization serves communities in 28 states. It offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 43,000 employees, 12 hospitals, 2,500 physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 1,000+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and more than 335 assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies.
Randy has more than 40 years of health care and management expertise, with 25 of those years spent at ProMedica. Randy is regarded as one of the nation’s top leaders in health care and has earned a spot on several prestigious listings, which include Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People for five consecutive years (2017-2021), Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Leaders to Know in Healthcare (2019) and Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators (2022).
ProMedica has received numerous national recognitions and accolades under Randy’s leadership. The organization is widely known as a national leader in addressing the social determinants of health and is consistently recognized by national associations and accrediting agencies for superior clinical quality, safety, and patient experience. The organization’s flagship Toledo Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is recognized as one of the nation’s 50 best hospitals by Healthgrades. All ProMedica wholly owned, qualifying hospitals have received ratings of 3 stars and above from CMS. Additionally, ProMedica earned a spot on Forbes Magazine’s 2017 list of America’s Best Employers.
The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on Sept. 21. Board Chair Tom Gammiere, Corporate SVP/Regional Chief Executive – South, Scripps Health, officiated.
Special guests Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher met with the board and engaged in update and discussion of our region’s overall health needs and the following important issues: people experiencing homelessness, housing/shelter, behavioral health, CARE Courts, conservatorship, Medi-Cal Managed Care, CalAIM, and workforce needs. Gloria and Fletcher emphasized their commitment for city and county to work collaboratively to address these issues and offered their support in state legislative advocacy efforts.
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is committed to transforming the health care system by improving quality outcomes, reducing health disparities, and driving innovation. They are proud to partner with a quality network of providers and community-based organizations to better serve their diverse partners, communities, and members. Blue Shield Promise is a managed care organization, […]
HASD&IC EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will join HASD&IC for a webinar on Oct. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PT) on the Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Program and the COVID-19 Uninsured Group Program. DHCS will provide an overview of both programs and share common mistakes made by providers that cause delays in benefits. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation. Because we would like to give DHCS time to review your questions in advance and respond during the Q&A session, please submit your questions by Oct. 14. Advance registration is requested.
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 27, 2022) — Access to health care services, aging care and support, and behavioral health care are among the top seven most critical community needs in San Diego County, according to the newly released 2022 San Diego Community Health Needs Assessment.
During times of extreme weather, California power companies recommend residents have a disaster preparedness plan in place in the event power must be shut off for safety reasons. Medical baseline programs enable patients who depend on power for certain medical conditions and independent living needs to lower energy rates and, most importantly, receive advance notice of public safety power shutoffs to their residence.