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The Gary and Mary West Foundation Celebrates First Anniversary of Civica Rx

September 6, 2019 Civica Rx is a pro-competitive, not-for-profit generic drug company founded in 2018 to address drug shortages by leading health systems and three philanthropic members committed to improving healthcare, including the Gary and Mary West Foundation, Arnold Ventures and the Peterson Center on Healthcare. Civica Rx will provide patients with greater access to… Read more »

San Diego Magazine: Are We Taking Care of Our Seniors?

As of 2015, San Diego County was home to about 375,000 seniors, defined as people 65 or older. By 2030—just 12 years away—that number will double to 724,000. Currently, less than four percent of charitable dollars go toward senior issues. “A tsunami is coming, and we are not prepared,” says Bob Kelly, president and CEO of San Diego Seniors Community Foundation, which he formed last year.

Marie Kennedy

In her role as Chief Communications Officer, Marie Kennedy brings extensive corporate communications, public affairs and advocacy experience to advance West Health’s mission to lower healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence…. Read more »

The Escondido Grapevine: Seniors community foundation packs a punch

Posted By: dweisman September 1, 2019 A new, well-funded and ultra-connected non-profit called San Diego Seniors Community Foundation entered the local arena with a splashy new “senior center assessment,” finding “San Diego’s senior population is rising, but the community is not ready for change.” The 11-page report got a lot of play in the media following its… Read more »

The Hill: Sanders previews plan to cancel all past-due medical debt

August 31, 2019 BY TAL AXELROD White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday previewed his upcoming plan to cancel all past-due medical debt. Sanders, who will unveil the plan in full next month, has made the country’s health care costs a focal point of his progressive policy proposals. Sanders’s plan would cancel $81 billion in existing past-due… Read more »

Hackensack Meridian Health: Hackensack University Medical Center Emergency & Trauma Center Receives Level 1 Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) Program

The Emergency Department at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program.