Shown in photos: MCDH CEO Allen introduces Board Chair Patricia Jauregui-Darland; Allen greets CHA President/CEO Duane Dauner. Dauner uses slides to discuss health care reform issues.
In a 90-minute forum at Mendocino Coast District Hospital Wednesday, C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO of the California Hospital Association (CHA), outlined where CHA stands on federal, state and rural health care issues and what to expect as implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) accelerates.
More than 50 people, including physicians, health care district and hospital foundation board members, hospital employees and community leaders, attended the briefing in which Dauner said Californians can expect “profound changes” in the health care marketplace. Fort Bragg City Councilman Doug Hammerstrom and City Manager Linda Ruffing were among attendees. Advocate-Beacon publisher Sharon DeMauro and Editor Katherine Lee also attended. CEO Wayne Allen, at the request of the Health Care District Board of Directors, organized the briefing as a “board education meeting.”