Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:00 AM

Reactions to healthcare reform ruling from Community's CEO

Tim Joslin, CEO of Community Medical Centers

"Community Medical Centers has been in a leadership role in evolving and improving health care. We never assumed that the Affordable Care Act was going away. This law is an attempt to improve the health system but it doesn’t get us where we need to go. It doesn't ensure physicians and hospitals are adequately reimbursed, not just for our current patients but all the new ones we’ll see under Medi-Cal expansion. And it doesn’t address the unfunded mandates and regulations that impede the collaboration needed for innovation and cost-efficient care."

Tim Joslin, CEO Community Medical Centers

“Community is far along in developing partnerships with physicians, implementing electronic medical records, hard-wiring best care practices into serving our patients and creating a culture that makes us the best place to work in the Valley.

“The next several years will be challenging, to be sure, given state and national economic instabilities. But financially, organizationally and strategically, Community is in good shape.  At the end of the day, as much as we can, we’re determined to control our own future. And if you come here, you’ll know you’re going to get quality care.”