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Details: Read the latest news on the health and medical industry in Sacramento, California. Reporters cover health care issues, UC Davis medical research, fitness tips, exercise trends and more.

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Sutter Health gets COVID vaccine supply, rescheduling

Details: Sutter Health says it expects to receive the 90,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses it needs to administer patients’ second doses within six weeks of the first-dose injections, in accordance with state

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Sutter Health reschedules some COVID-19 vaccine

Details: Sutter Health first had to suspend its booking of new first-dose appointments in early February, only about a week after opening eligibility to patients ages 65 and older, due to scarce supply.

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Sutter Health canceling 2nd-dose COVID vaccine

Details: Sutter Health has begun canceling previously scheduled second-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments and may need to reschedule as many as 90,000 of them if California does not soon boost its

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COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Details: A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center has identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health

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Sanford Health to conduct virus testing at NBA All-Star

Details: Sanford Health will be conducting coronavirus testing for players, coaches and staff involved in the NBA All-Star Game and associated events, the Sioux Falls-based health care system announced

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Newsom advises Californians wear 2 masks to prevent COVID

Details: New state health guidelines announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday recommend that Californians wear two cloth masks or one filtered mask when going out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Sacramento Sutter Health finance report shows overall

Details: Sutter Health CEO Sarah Krevans noted in a news release: “We invested heavily to respond to the pandemic because it was the right thing to do, but it came at a cost as we experienced one of the

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GOP takes aim at Biden’s health care pick on abortion

Details: President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat from Republicans for his actions in support of abortion rights. They want to define him — and the new administration — as out

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UC Davis Health to expand CA hospital in $3.75 billion

Details: UC Davis Health System unveiled plans Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, for major overhaul, including a new 16-story hospital tower, as part of a $3.75 billion expansion of UC Davis Medical Center in

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More COVID vaccinations for age 65 plus around Sacramento

Details: Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group has begun vaccinating people age 65 and up as well, by appointment only. “We will be giving 2,400 shots this week, and even more in the following weeks as

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COVID-19 vaccine: Sutter Health opens to 65-plus in CA

Details: Local health offices, public clinics. Local health departments in the capital region are receiving several thousand doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines on a weekly basis, according to each county.

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When can you get a COVID vaccine in - The Sacramento Bee

Details: For now, health care providers are still scrambling to get injection sites and teams set up. Some are moving faster than others. Here is the latest from state and local health officials:

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Coronavirus vs. Constitution: what are government’s powers

Details: Hodge is the director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University, an affiliate of the Network for Public Health Law.As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, he said

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COVID vaccine: Sutter Health, others face supply shortages

Details: The California Department of Public Health on its vaccine tracker reported Friday providers have administered 5,511,429 out of 7.96 million doses that have been distributed to hospital systems and

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Sacramento restaurant worker allegedly kills health

Details: An Arden Arcade restaurant employee is in custody after allegedly killing a Sacramento County health inspector and stabbing another man last week, KCRA reported. Dennis Catanyag, 46, was killed

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How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Sacramento

Details: County health officials are working with California and federal officials to increase supplies and capacity, but have already administered 4,199,626 out of about 6.8 million doses that have been

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CA enrollment deadline approaches for 2021 health coverage

Details: Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, said the deadline to receive coverage starting Jan. 1 is Wednesday. Rich Pedroncelli AP. If you want

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Sutter Health confirms 200 jobs cut, says more could come

Details: Sacramento-based Sutter Health is eliminating roughly 200 positions from its non-clinical workforce, but signaled that these may not be the only layoffs in 2021 as it undertakes a restructuring

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Health, Wellness in Sacramento | SacBee.com

Details: Health & Wellness/Nutrition. 2021 Virtual Walk to Cure Arthritis Sacramento. The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources, and a cure.

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CalPERS loses $69 billion in coronavirus stock market

Details: Coronavirus tests are free for 1.5 million people with CalPERS health insurance March 12, 2020 6:30 AM the-state-worker What does Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order mean for state workers?

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Dignity Health announces new hospital in Elk Grove | The

Details: Health & Medicine. Dignity Health announces new hospital in Elk Grove. On Jan. 8, 2020, Elk Grove dignitaries joined regional leaders of Dignity Health to announce a new hospital in Elk Grove that

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Dignity Health seeks volunteers at Woodland clinic for

Details: Dignity Health announced Monday that its clinics in Yolo County will be enrolling 200 patients in a late-stage clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Novavax. The Maryland

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Sacramento County begins oversight of Medi-Cal managed

Details: Sacramento County Health Services Director Peter Beilenson is pictured in Sacramento on Thursday, Feb 27, 2020. He has submitted his resignation, saying he and his wife have decided to return to

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California hospitals get ready for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Details: “Improving health equity will also occur by examining the demographic and social factors that contribute to the overall health disparities in California,” the department’s report notes

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CA hospital ICU, emergency doctors talk about COVID-19

Details: State health chief Dr. Mark Ghaly estimates that only about 12% of people infected with the virus will end up in a hospital. But the state has been averaging 42,000 new cases a day for the last week.

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CommonSpirit Health co-CEO Kevin Lofton will retire in

Details: The parent company of Dignity Health, CommonSpirit Health, announced this week that one of its co-chief executive officers will retire from the health care system June 30.. Kevin E. Lofton was the

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CA to prioritize COVID vaccine for teachers, food workers

Details: After health care workers, which essential employees in California will get the COVID-19 vaccine? December 10, 2020 5:00 AM capitol-alert Child care workers should be prioritized for COVID

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Covered CA joins Biden, extends insurance enrollment

Details: Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, talks at a news conference in 2013. On Tuesday, Lee announced health insurance premiums for people who

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After health care workers, which essential employees in

Details: But with 7.4 million of these non-health care essential workers in California, according to the Department of Public Health’s community vaccine advisory committee, the state must now determine

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Legislation aimed at health-care sharing ministries dies

Details: Legislation aimed at health-care sharing ministries dies. The Associated Press. February 16, 2021 09:29 AM, Updated February 17, 2021 03:30 PM. ORDER REPRINT →. BOISE, Idaho. Lawmakers on

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CA map showing how COVID-19 cases are filling up ICU beds

Details: About 1,216 confirmed and 305 suspected COVID-19 patients were under treatment in California’s ICUs on Thursday, according to the latest figures from the California Department of Public Health

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California state worker health insurance perk Q&A | The

Details: About 102,000 California state workers are eligible for a unique new health insurance benefit worth about $3,100 per year. While most of those eligible will receive the money automatically, about

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Here’s how California’s new health care laws will affect

Details: It includes nearly $1.5 billion in state health care subsidies for plans purchased through the state’s Covered California insurance marketplace. Most of that money will go to people making four

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CalPERS class action update: Settlement talks underway

Details: A retired judge is now managing settlement talks between CalPERS and a group of people suing the retirement system over its long-term care insurance policies, according to court filings.

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Extra pay for front-line CA state workers? Proposals

Details: The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians, a union representing health care workers in state mental health institutions, has advocated for hazard pay or another incentive, said Coby

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Mental health crisis center coming to Sacramento County

Details: Sacramento County and Dignity Health are undertaking an $18.7 million effort to relieve pressure on the region’s psychiatric hospitals by opening a facility at Mercy San Juan Medical Center that

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CA releases list of nursing homes with COVID-19 infections

Details: The California Department of Public Health late Friday released a listing of nursing homes in the state that have cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff — 3,030 so far. CA delayed the list

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Grieving a parent’s death: A different goodbye for

Details: UC Davis Health plans $3.75B, 16-story project at hospital in seismic overhaul February 27, 2021 5:00 AM Local News in your inbox. Only local news: Sign up to get crime, weather, traffic alerts

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Universal health care cost in California $400 billion a

Details: The price tag is in: It would cost $400 billion to remake California’s health insurance marketplace and create a publicly funded universal health care system, according to a state financial

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Former Sutter executive alleges his firing was retaliatory

Details: A former Sutter Health IT executive said the company fired him because he told an investigator that management could have avoided a systemwide computer failure in May 2018 if they had taken his

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California single payer healthcare backers miss bill

Details: In the meantime, Newsom has proposed other ways to increase health care coverage, such as expanding eligibility for the state’s health care coverage to young adults living in the state illegally.

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Dignity lays off CA health care workers, citing budget

Details: CommonSpirit Health, the health care giant that operates Dignity Health hospitals in the Sacramento region, laid off at least 109 employees in California and Arkansas, saying that certain regions

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Sutter Health settles kickback lawsuit for $30 million

Details: Sutter Health has agreed to pay more than $30 million to the federal government after an executive at the Sacramento-based health care giant accused Sutter of paying out millions of dollars in

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Kaiser: Sacramento data breach affects about 1,000

Details: Roughly 9.7 million Americans had health care records exposed, disclosed or stolen in the first half of 2019, putting this year easily on pace to surpass the 12.1 million individuals affected in 2018.

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Mental illness still pervasive for Sacramento County

Details: Since 2017, the county has increased spending on mental and behavioral health services for homeless people: the 2017-18 budget was about $12 million, while the current 2019-20 budget is about $28

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs whistleblower protection bill for

Details: The bill provides health care workers whistleblower protections when they issue a complaint or initiate an investigation about their employers. “SB 322 is a step in the right direction

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Sutter to pay $30 million to settle Medicare allegations

Details: Sacramento-based Sutter Health and four of its affiliates agreed to pay out $30 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it had overcharged for services provided patients

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California law protects people from surprise out-of

Details: Insurers, health care providers and regulators are working furiously behind the scenes to hash out some details about that law, including how much out-of-network providers should be compensated

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COVID bill to deliver big health insurance savings for

Details: A major health care item in the bill will depend on some Republican-led states going along. States mainly in the South have refused to expand Medicaid to low-income adults under the ACA.

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