Emergency Department Use in California
About the Program
Hospital emergency departments are a critical part of our health care system—and have long been a focus of policy discussions on effectively managing resources. How has emergency department use in California changed in recent years? Did the Affordable Care Act affect usage patterns? PPIC researcher Shannon McConville will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss challenges and opportunities for improving health care and managing costs.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch
12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Shannon McConville, senior research associate, PPIC
12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Renee Hsia, attending emergency department physician, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and professor of emergency medicine and health policy, UCSF
Sara Kate Levin, medical director, Whole Person Care Community Connect, Contra Costa Health Services
Jennifer Rasmussen, vice president of health care services, Molina Healthcare of California
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
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Do you accept walk-in registration at PPIC events?
We accept walk-ins as room capacity permits. If you have questions about a specific event, contact Kelly Holt at email@example.com.
How do I learn about your event series sponsors?
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Speaker Series on California’s Future
The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.
Sutton Family Speaker Series
The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.
May I submit a question for the event speaker and/or panelists?
Before the event, questions may be submitted for consideration to Kelly Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, questions submitted during the event may not be accepted.