Northern Calif. Hospitals Among Recipients of UnitedHealthcare Grants
On Wednesday, UnitedHealthcare awarded $5.2 million in grants to several not-for-profit health care organizations in California to help improve health care services and wellness programs, Payers & Providers reports.
Among the grant recipients were:
- Plumas District Hospital in Quincy; and
- Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation (Payers & Providers, 4/4).
Details of Grants
UnitedHealthcare provided $107,000 to Plumas to expand education and outreach services for women with gestational diabetes.
Douglas Lafferty -- CEO of Plumas -- said, "Through this grant, we will be able to provide education and outreach to patients who live in rural areas of this region to help diagnose, treat and prevent diabetes."
Sierra Nevada has received $699,500 to provide rural clinics throughout the region with access to health information exchange systems and improved technology.Kimberly Parker -- executive director of Sierra Nevada -- said, "These funds are helping expand our eClinical Works program that enables us to deliver health care services to more people in our community, particularly people living in rural areas" (UnitedHealthcare release, 4/3). 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.