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West Health CEO and President Shelley Lyford interviewed on ideaXme

In an exclusive interview for ideaXme, West Health CEO and President Shelley Lyford for Lyford discusses the lifesaving impacts of health-based philanthropy. She emphasizes the powerful steps that the West Health team is taking to improve accessibility and quality of care. and how the organization is deeply rooted in a passion for giving older Americans… Read more »

Study in JAMA Network Open Examines Association Between the Percentage of US Drug Sales Subject to Inflation Penalties and the Extent of Drug Price Increases

  September 11, 2020   Sean Dickson, JD, MPH1 JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(9):e2016388. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16388 Policy makers have proposed levying penalties for drug price increases that are higher than the rate of inflation for drugs covered in the US Medicare program, but research is lacking regarding the ways in which manufacturers might respond to those penalties…. Read more »

1 in 2 Americans Fear a Major Health Event Could Lead to Bankruptcy

West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare Survey Finds Growing Fears of Financial Ruin Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, DC — September 1, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy,… Read more »

Webinar: San Diego Science & the Global Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Seniors

Thank you for joining us! The webinar recording can be viewed here.  ________________________________________________________________________________ The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life in America and is continuing to place new and significant pressures on our fragile system of healthcare and social services, and our once strong economy. And while no one is immune from the impacts of COVID-19,… Read more »

Emergency Medical Technician-Facilitated Telehealth Visits: A New Model to Expand Home-Based Primary Care for Homebound Seniors

August 7, 2020 Authors: Karen A. Abrashkin1, A. Camille McBride1, Jill C. Slaboda 2, Michael Kurliand 2, Amparo Abel-Bey 1, Atika Turkistani 1, Kayla Finuf 1, Renee Pekmazaris 1 Affiliations: 1Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY, USA; 2West Health, La Jolla, CA, USA Objective: As the number of older adults living in the United States… Read more »

A Path Forward…
A Note from our President and CEO, Shelley Lyford

June 10, 2020 Life as we know it has forever changed as our nation continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism and injustice, political division, economic hardship and human suffering. While the wounds run deep and the list is long, we are seeing signs of hope that over time we will emerge from… Read more »