Scripps CEO Highlights Emergency Room Crisis in Newspaper Commentary

Medi-Cal expansion, mental health patient loads are straining emergency rooms

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Medi-Cal expansion, mental health patient loads are straining emergency rooms

Local emergency rooms are bursting at the seams with increased patient volumes from the recent expansion of Medi-Cal coverage under the federal health care reform law and the jump in mental health patients seeing care, Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder wrote in a recent commentary published in the San Diego Union-Tribune editorial section.


He called on health care and community leaders to join together to find solutions to this worsening public health crisis.


Read the Union-Tribune commentary: California ERs in Critical Condition


The commentary also was featured in California Healthline.


Read that coverage: Calif. Emergency Departments in ‘Critical Condition,’ Scripps Health Executive Argues in Opinion Piece

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