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CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

SANTA BARBARA — CenCal Health rated in the top 5 percent of Medicaid plans nationally for 2 important areas of care, and in the top 10 percent for an additional 12 areas of care according to the most recent state quality measurement ratings. For CenCal Health’s Santa Barbara County managed care product, these exceptional...
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CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

CENTRAL COAST — In an effort to raise awareness about the numerous services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the many services America’s health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week August 13th through the 19th. “Our local community...
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CenCal Health Welcomes Nicole Bennett as Community Outreach Coordinator

CenCal Health Welcomes Nicole Bennett as Community Outreach Coordinator

SANTA BARBARA / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES — CenCal Health is pleased to announce Nicole Bennett as its new Community Outreach Coordinator, covering both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Bennett will be based in the San Luis Obispo CenCal Health office. She is a San Luis Obispo County native and has extensive experience...
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CenCal Health Welcomes Two New Members to their Board of Directors

CenCal Health Welcomes Two New Members to their Board of Directors

SANTA BARBARA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES —  CenCal Health is pleased to welcome two new board members, Douglas Metz, M.D., and Mark Lisa, to their Board of Directors. Douglas Metz, M.D., currently serves as the Deputy Director of Primary Care/Family Health at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. Prior to moving to...
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CenCal Health Thanks Primary Care Providers Across the Region

CenCal Health Thanks Primary Care Providers Across the Region

SANTA BARBARA —  CenCal Health hosted appreciation dinners across the region in December to thank the providers who work with the agency to provide medical care for low-income residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. More than 260 primary care and 1,300 specialists contract with CenCal Health. “We’re so grateful for our...
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CenCal Health Pilot Project to Help Eligible Seniors Receive At-Home Assistance

CenCal Health Pilot Project to Help Eligible Seniors Receive At-Home Assistance

CENTRAL COAST — To ensure that vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities continue to receive at-home medical services, CenCal Health is launching a pilot project with DASH (Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home) to serve its members. DASH is a program in which Dr. Michael Bordofsky and his physician partners with Palliative Care Consultants of...
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New Clinical Leadership at CenCal Health

New Clinical Leadership at CenCal Health

SANTA BARBARA — Dr. Takashi Wada, Director of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, is joining CenCal Health as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Wada will join Dr. Darryl Leong, from Care First Health Plan in Los Angeles, who will serve as Chief Medical Officer for CenCal Health. “Dr. Leong and Dr. Wada will...
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CenCal Health Rated in Top 10% of Nation’s Medicaid Plans

CenCal Health Rated in Top 10% of Nation’s Medicaid Plans

CENTRAL COAST —  This year, CenCal Health rated in the top 10 percent of Medicaid plans nationally for nine areas of care in the most recent state quality measurement ratings. This marks CenCal Health’s best overall performance over the 15 years the State of California has been measuring quality indicators. “CenCal Health is proud of...
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CenCal Health and Community Action Commission Partner to Tackle Rising Senior Hunger Rates and Reduce Effects of Malnutrition and Isolation

CenCal Health and Community Action Commission Partner to Tackle Rising Senior Hunger Rates and Reduce Effects of Malnutrition and Isolation

SANTA BARBARA —  CenCal Health executives and staff recently spent time with local seniors at the Goleta Valley Community Center, one of 11 sites across the county where the Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) provides a nutritious meal for seniors in need. At the beginning of the year, CenCal Health entered into...
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CenCal Health Launches Campaign to Educate Provider Community on Behavioral Health Services in SB, SLO Counties

CenCal Health Launches Campaign to Educate Provider Community on Behavioral Health Services in SB, SLO Counties

CENTRAL COAST – CenCal Health, in partnership with the Central Coast Medical Association, The Holman Group, Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness and San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department recently hosted three seminars in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo to review the behavioral health services available to Medi-Cal patients. It is...
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CenCal Health Presents Dignity Health with Healthcare Innovation Award for Outstanding Care and Service

CenCal Health Presents Dignity Health with Healthcare Innovation Award for Outstanding Care and Service

SANTA BARBARA / SAN LUIS OBISPO — CenCal Health, the health care program serving low-income residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, presented a Healthcare Innovation Award to Dignity Health at their board meeting on May 18. The award recognizes Dignity Health’s Marian Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo...
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CenCal Health Welcomes Chief Information Officer Barrie Parker

CenCal Health Welcomes Chief Information Officer Barrie Parker

SANTA BARBARA/SAN LUIS OBISPO — CenCal Health is pleased to welcome Barrie Parker as the new Chief Information Officer. Parker has more than 30 years of technology experience and 14 years of experience at the senior executive level in the insurance and healthcare sectors. “We are extremely fortunate to have Barrie as our new...
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CenCal Health Receives Community Partners in Excellence Award, Additional Recognition from California Assembly and Senate

CenCal Health Receives Community Partners in Excellence Award, Additional Recognition from California Assembly and Senate

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) presented CenCal Health with the “2016 Community Partners in Excellence Award” on March 8 during PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare, a healthcare symposium hosted annually by VNHC. That same evening, CenCal Health received Certificates of Recognition from both the California Assembly and Senate. Held at the...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

VENTURA — The United Way of Ventura County will present CSU President Richard R. Rush with a Lifetime Achievement Award during its 11th annual Spirit of Community Partnership Awards on Sept. 17. For the first time in the 70-year history of the organization, United Way of Ventura County will be giving a Lifetime Achievement...
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Guest commentary: The Affordable Care Act: What is it?

Guest commentary: The Affordable Care Act: What is it?

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Robert Freeman / CenCal Health CEO By now, you’ve probably heard about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but you...
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