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Tri-county medical providers get $114M in federal funding

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county medical providers get $114M in federal funding

Medical providers in the Tri-Counties have received almost $114.5 million in funding through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. More than a thousand medical providers on the Central Coast have received funding from the Health Resources and Human Services Administration because of their roles in fighting COVID-19. Of Read More →

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Reopening will not be easy, but it can be done

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Education, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Reopening will not be easy, but it can be done

The pain from the COVID-19 pandemic will be here for a while, but we can learn from it. That was a theme of a UC Santa Barbara economic webinar examining the effects of COVID-19 on Santa Barbara County and what that means going forward. The May 7 webinar featured four local experts on subjects ranging Read More →

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Tri-county health care providers have enough PPE for now

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county health care providers have enough PPE for now

Levels of personal protective equipment for tri-county medical providers are holding steady as all three counties are facing manageable levels of COVID-19 spread, public health officials said. None of the three counties have had to dip into their surge planning, and hospitals have started reaching out to their local communities to let them know that Read More →

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Tri-county hospital leaders give prognosis on COVID-19 impacts

By   /  Thursday, April 23rd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county hospital leaders give prognosis on COVID-19 impacts

For insight on how COVID-19 has impacted tri-county health care, the Business Times reached out to some of the region’s leading medical professionals. In this edition of the Business Times Roundtable, our health care panelists include Dr. Kurt Ransohoff, CEO and chief medical officer for Santa Barbara-based Sansum Clinic; Ron Werft, president and CEO of Read More →

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Medical providers use telehealth to reduce COVID-19 exposure

By   /  Thursday, April 23rd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Medical providers use telehealth to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Telehealth has been around for years, but the coronavirus pandemic has given a jolt to utilization rates by tri-county health care providers. Large hospitals, physician networks like Sansum Clinic and managed care providers are all turning to it as an alternative to face-to-face meetings. It’s a low-cost way to screen patients, reduce personal protection equipment Read More →

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Tri-county hospital rebuilds make room for beds

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, South Coast, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county hospital rebuilds make room for beds

The tri-county region, like the rest of California, is likely to face shortages of hospital beds and other medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic, but the bed shortage could be made less severe by the region’s recent hospital building boom. Until the pandemic, parts of the region had an oversupply of potential hospital beds — Read More →

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Race on for medical supplies and overflow sites

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Race on for medical supplies and overflow sites

To prepare for what tri-county public health officials expect to be an overwhelming number of coronavirus cases, counties, hospitals and health care systems have been making plans and gathering all of the supplies they can get their hands on while they can. The counties have been trying to coordinate care for the hospital systems as Read More →

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