Dignity Health announced Thursday it is distributing $1.05 million this year to dozens of community-based organizations in Nevada, Sacramento and Yolo counties to help meet community health needs outside its hospital walls.
The grants are going toward assisting the most vulnerable residents of the region: at-risk children, survivors of human and labor trafficking, individuals living with mental illness and dementia, the homeless and ethnic groups with high rates of chronic disease. (The Sacramento Bee)
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) has announced that Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital was one of 111 hospitals in California who surpassed a federal target aimed at reducing Cesarean births (C-Sections) for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. This achievement marks the second-consecutive year Sierra Nevada Memorial made the honor roll based on 2015 and 2016 discharge data. (YubaNet.com)
Like hospitals across the nation, Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH) is striving to cope with insurance payments that do not cover the cost of care, and new challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The hospital’s board and leadership believe that partnerships among health care providers are more and more indispensable to meeting ongoing health needs in the community. (The Union)
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