California Hospital News Roundup for the Week of February 20, 2015
Alameda Health System
The March of Dimes California Chapter plans to award the Alameda Health System nearly $50,000 to support its pregnancy care program, according to an AHS release.
The Alameda Health Foundation will administer the three-year grant, which initially will be used to expand AHS' CenteringPregnancy program at the Highland Wellness facility. In subsequent years, AHS will expand the program to its Eastmont Wellness and Hayward Wellness facilities (AHS release, 2/18).
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles will invest $50 million over five years in its Center for Personalized Medicine to support the use of genome sequencing for diagnosing and treating pediatric patients, KPCC's "KPCC News" reports. The hospital said it also will seek out an additional $50 million in funding from the community.
The center initially will use the funding to research the genomic features of pediatric cancers before eventually focusing on inherited disease, infectious diseases and genetic conditions. In addition, the funding will be used to increase The center's staff from four faculty members and 14 skilled staff members to 28 faculty members and 140 skilled staff members (Plevin, "KPCC News," KPCC, 2/12).
Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo
Doctors Medical Center has announced that it does not have enough cash on hand to pay its employees past Feb. 28, the East Bay Express reports.
According to the East Bay Express, the hospital will be forced to shut down if it cannot obtain emergency funding. Hospital CEO Kathy White in an email to staff said that unless the hospital obtains additional funding, it will wind down clinical services by Feb. 27 (Levin, East Bay Express, 2/17).
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach
The American Nurses Credentialing Center for the third time has awarded Magnet recognition to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, according to a hospital release.
According to the release, the four-year credential recognizes excellence in nursing (Hospital release, 2/10).
San Francisco General Hospital
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have donated $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital to help finish the construction of an acute care and trauma facility, the AP/San Jose Mercury News reports.
The donation, which is the largest that the San Francisco General Hospital has ever received, will supplement an $887.4 million bond issue for the medical center that was approved in 2008 (AP/San Jose Mercury News, 2/6).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.