By: Jeffrey R. Lewis & Willam E. Arnold, Co-Chairs, Community Access National Network 340B Commission The 340B Drug Pricing Program was created by Congress to allow nonprofit healthcare providers to maximize their use of limited dollars to ensure access to medicines for uninsured patients with acute and chronic health conditions...

Find free medical services provided at several mobile clinics around Stanislaus and Merced Counties. These mobile clinics will be offering basic primary care, health education, wellness checks, and flu vaccinations to residents living within the following zip codes: 95301, 95303, 95307, 95313, 95315, 95316, 95322, 95324, 95326, 95328, 95334, 95358,...

Healthcare Hero: Leslie Abasta-Cummings

Leslie Abasta-Cummings is a healthcare star. She is determined, strategic, passionate and caring. It is rare to find someone so committed to making healthcare accessible, affordable and available to every person in the Central Valley. Her determination and talent will help ensure that her dream comes true. Leslie is the...

Healthcare Hero: Tony Weber

In a world where healthcare access is a challenge, and where affordability looms large, Tony Weber has been charging forward, building programs to ensure that the poor, uninsured and others have access to needed care.  For Tony, the patient and quality care services are his priority.  As the CEO of...

Turlock and its surrounding communities need to address our growing homeless population. The needs are great, and the challenge is significant, but not impossible No one wants to be homeless, cold or sick.  Many homeless individuals are women and men who got lost in a depersonalized healthcare and mental health...

As lawn signs pop up like wildflowers around the city, we are reminded that another mayor’s race approaches. Take note: This race will sketch out the city’s path forward, shape our fiscal strategy, set forth a business development plan, address the problems of our homeless population, and, hopefully, recognize that...

Build a Master Plan for Long Term Care

We live in a political world today where indecision and inaction echo within the halls of Congress and State Capitols across America. The biggest risks to our financial security in retirement, health care expenses and long-term care costs, continue to be ignored by elected officials and those who seek to...

Finding Help With Expensive Medications

Times Argus, Central City, Kentucky (NAPSI)—If you or someone you love is one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or a life-threatening condition, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their partners offer you a gift of hope this holiday season. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are criticized as Scrooge or the Grinch in...

The Community Access National Network, otherwise known as CANN, today appointed a national commission to take a thorough and candid review of the 340B Drug Pricing Program (hereafter referred to as 340B Program), and make specific recommendations to Congress on how and in what ways the program should be strengthened....

Hospitalizations for seniors can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. But what’s worse is having to return to the hospital shortly after discharge – especially if the readmission could have been prevented. All too often, this is precisely what happens: Roughly one in five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital...

Turlock Unified School District’s first-ever mental health practitioners are already making a difference in students’ lives this school year, meeting the emotional and psychological needs of the district’s school sites. Jennifer Carlsen and Darrah Wilson were introduced at the Feb. 20 Board of Trustees meeting as TUSD’s new Student Support...

Social Media Support for LHE

Washington, D.C. is no longer the birthplace of creative healthcare solutions. Legacy Health Endowment, a healthcare foundation based in Turlock, CA, is creating real solutions for real problems, directly tackling the healthcare workforce shortages rural communities face. Learn more about their great work”. Dr. Sudip Bose is one of America’s...

Many rural and semi-rural communities, including California’s Central Valley, face significant healthcare shortages and a scarcity of healthcare providers. The problem isn’t new: For years it has been discussed, and for years little has changed. Consequently, the likelihood of solving this problem appears bleak. But it doesn’t have to be...

Local nonprofits are giving a $1.9 million boost to help solve the healthcare provider shortage in Stanislaus and Merced counties. Legacy Health Endowment is working with and providing a $1.6 million grant to Livingston Community Health to help launch the Master’s Degree in Family Medicine (Nurse Practitioner Program) at Stanislaus...

PhRMA Companies Offer a Holiday Gift of Hope

If you or someone you love are one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or a life-threatening condition, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their partners offer you a gift of hope this holiday season. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are often criticized as Scrooge or the Grinch in our country’s health care...

As a society, each of us is challenged every day.  Our children face challenges that much greater.  The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless.  And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and...

Healthcare Hero: Betty Lopez

In healthcare, when you find someone who is incredibly competent and smart, cares deeply about her patients and places their well-being above all else, you know you have found a very special person indeed. That is Dr. Betty Lopez, the Chief Nurse Executive at Sutter Memorial in Modesto. What makes...

Rising drug prices are one of the top three health care challenges we face today. Considering that President Donald Trump and state elected leaders in California and across the country have voiced concern over this growing problem, it is baffling that the issue was absent from policy discussions during the...

Twenty-Six years ago, this week, United States Senator John Heinz was tragically killed – a grievous loss not only for his family but also for our country.  While his family suffered immeasurably, the nation lost one Republican Member of Congress who clearly understood and cared about the needs of working...

More than 1 million Californians have gained health care under Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, created under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. President Trump’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare may have failed in Congress, but it did succeed in reigniting discussion of how best to provide...

The Legacy Health Endowment is providing $550,000 in grant funding to promote health and wellness in Stanislaus and Merced counties. These are the first grants awarded by the foundation, which was created in 2014 by Tenet Healthcare’s acquisition of Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock, which was then a nonprofit hospital....

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its first grant awards to four local health and wellness programs.  A total of $550,000 was awarded to Catholic Charities, Castle Family Health Centers, Golden Valley...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has never been a high-profile agency, but it now has a high-profile Secretary in renowned neurosurgeon and one-time presidential candidate Ben Carson. Some see Carson’s lack of experience in housing policy as a shortcoming.  But with no policy legacy to defend...

Covenant Care at Home is an amazing place primarily because of the people who work there. Each has learned the Malmberg approach to caregiving — treat the patient as a family member and remember that this could be you. The staff embrace their highs and lows with the same level...

California State University, Stanislaus has one of the top 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the United States.  There are three reasons.  First, the Director, Dr. Debra Tavernier, is an incredible leader due to her brilliance, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Second, the faculty at the...

Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero. Her primary position is Director of Emergency Services at Emanuel Medical Center, but that is only one of her jobs. Renee is that amazing professional who juggles multiple jobs, varied family...