KVIE’s ‘New Valley’ Episode Examines Health Care Issues in Sacramento, San Joaquin Valleys
KVIE's "New Valley," a 10-part series examining issues in Central Valley, tonight will focus on health care issues facing the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys as the areas experience accelerated growth. "New Valley: Heartbeat of Healthcare" will examine the "increasing strain" the region's "ballooning" population places on local health care providers. Topics of discussion will include emergency and obstetrical care for uninsured residents, new technologies and management techniques for bringing health care to rural residents, strategies for managing the increasing cost of prescription drugs and human genome research conducted at the University of California-Davis. The program will air at 8 p.m. PT. A transcript of the program will be available online after the broadcast. Immediately following the "New Valley" episode at 8:30 p.m., KVIE will air a community town hall forum to discuss health issues, including the nursing shortage, the uninsured and the teen pregnancy rate in the state. Panelists for the town hall discussion include Vicki Bermudez of the California Nurses Association; Robert David with the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California; Noe Paramo, former head of the Stanislaus County Children and Families Commission; and Roger Speed, director of San Joaquin County Health Care Services (KVIE release, 9/13).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.