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Oct 16, 2019, 08:00 ET West Health Names Marie Kennedy Chief Communications Officer

West Health, a family of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations focused on lowering the cost of healthcare to enable successful aging, has named Marie...


Sep 19, 2019, 12:33 ET West Health Institute Supports House Speaker Pelosi's Drug Pricing Plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released a plan to allow government negotiation of prescription drugs that account for the greatest total...


Aug 15, 2019, 18:01 ET West Health's Shelley Lyford Appointed to California's Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of nonprofit, nonpartisan West Health and a commissioner on the California Commission on Aging, has been appointed...


May 20, 2019, 08:00 ET New Analysis Of California Hospitals Shows Private Insurers Pay More Than Double What Medicare Does For Similar Services

A new analysis of financial data from general acute care hospitals in California reveals that private insurers paid on average 209 percent more than...


May 08, 2019, 08:00 ET West Health's Shelley Lyford appointed to California Commission on Aging

Shelley Lyford, the president and CEO of nonprofit, nonpartisan West Health, has been appointed to the California Commission on Aging (CCoA) by the...


Apr 02, 2019, 11:00 ET U.S. Spending More Than $420 Million Per Hour On Healthcare, On Track To Spend In Excess Of $12 Trillion In 2040

The United States currently spends upwards of $420 million per hour on healthcare, a number that is increasing by the minute, and if current trends...


Apr 02, 2019, 06:00 ET The Great Disconnect Between Perceptions And Realities Of The U.S. Healthcare System

Americans are borrowing tens of billions of dollars, skipping treatments and significantly cutting back on household spending to pay for basic...


Mar 26, 2019, 08:00 ET West Health Convenes National Summit Focused On Driving Policy Recommendations For Lowering Healthcare Costs

West Health, a family of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations focused on healthcare research, policy and philanthropy will convene High Costs, Broken ...


Feb 26, 2019, 08:00 ET West Health and UC San Diego Health Celebrate Grand Opening of New Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit

The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit (SECU)—a state-of-the-art emergency care unit for older adults that is the first "gold" accredited...


Feb 25, 2019, 08:00 ET West Health's National Summit Calls for Bold Action to Address America's Healthcare Cost Crisis

West Health, a family of nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations dedicated to lowering the cost of healthcare and enabling seniors to age...


Jan 10, 2019, 11:30 ET UC San Diego Health Opens California's First Accredited Senior Emergency Care Unit

An emergency room can be a hectic place: noisy, crowded and awash in harsh light. It can be overwhelming, especially for seniors who may come through ...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:00 ET West Health Policy Center Bolsters Commitment to Lowering Healthcare Costs

West Health, a family of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations focused on healthcare research, policy and philanthropy, has appointed Cristina...


Jul 24, 2018, 08:00 ET West Health's Bill Earley Appointed to California Commission on Aging

Bill Earley, the chief administrative officer and general counsel at West Health, has been appointed to the California Commission on Aging (CCoA) by...


May 16, 2018, 11:30 ET California's First Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department Arrives in La Jolla

The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla has been accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the...


Feb 12, 2018, 08:00 ET West Health Convenes National Summit Calling For Bold Action To Lower The Cost Of Healthcare In America

West Health, a family of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations focused on healthcare research, policy and philanthropy, has added business leader...


Nov 14, 2017, 13:00 ET West Health Announces Major Summit On High Cost Of Healthcare

To better address the rising cost of healthcare in America, West Health, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to enabling seniors to...


Jul 11, 2017, 07:00 ET West Health Launches National Initiative to Hold Congress Accountable for Reducing the High Cost of Healthcare

Why does healthcare cost so much? Why does the United States pay so much more for so much less than other developed countries? How does cutting...


Jun 29, 2017, 13:00 ET Bill Earley to Join West Health as Chief Administration Officer and General Counsel

West Health, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age, announced today Bill Earley has been named its...


Jun 15, 2017, 21:42 ET West Health Commends New CA State Budget for Expanding Access to Essential Medical and Oral Health Services for Seniors

Dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, West Health issued a...


May 23, 2017, 20:07 ET West Health: President's FY 2018 budget proposal would hurt seniors

Dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, West Health disagrees ...


Oct 05, 2016, 09:00 ET Philanthropists Gary and Mary West Open Nonprofit Dental Center in San Diego for Low-income Seniors Who Desperately Need Care

Poor oral health is a significant public health issue for seniors in San Diego and across the nation. To address this critical need, philanthropists...


Sep 08, 2016, 01:00 ET West Health Promotes Zia Agha, M.D. to Chief Medical Officer

West Health, dedicated to enabling successful aging for our nation's seniors, announced today that Zia Agha, M.D. has been promoted to the role of...


Jul 07, 2015, 08:00 ET West Health's Nick Valeriani To Retire From Chief Executive Role; Shelley Lyford Named As Successor

West Health today announced that Nick Valeriani will retire from the organization's chief executive position, effective September 4, 2015. Valeriani...


Dec 03, 2012, 07:00 ET West Health launches American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement focused on health care cost crisis at mHealth Summit

The West Health Institute and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine today launched an extensive peer reviewed publication providing insights on ...


Oct 30, 2012, 07:00 ET West Health Institute licenses Kinect-based physical therapy technology to Reflexion Health; West Health Investment Fund makes $4.25 million investment

The West Health Investment Fund has made a $4.25 million investment in Reflexion Health, Inc., a newly formed startup company that has licensed...