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California Hospital Medical Center Receives $656,000 Grant from California Community Foundation to Support Coordinated Care Initiative

Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) received a three-year grant of $656,000 from the California Community Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the communities in the Los Angeles County.

The grant will support the continuation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) program which provides navigation services to patients who receive primary care from clinics associated with the Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers.

The goal of the project is to ensure that patients follow up with their primary care doctor following a hospitalization or a visit to the ER. The overall objective is to reduce readmissions among patients with hypertension, diabetes and/or congestive heart failure while providing more intensive outpatient care and ensuring that patients are connected back to their medical home.

“Helping to ensure that our patients are continuously connected with their health care providers is an integral part of our hospital’s goal to effectively serve our communities and provide them with compassionate care”, says Dr. Margaret R. Peterson, CHMC President. “With the generous support of the California Community Foundation, we will be able to continue our work towards minimizing readmission rates and establishing stronger relationships between our physicians, nursing staff and patients.”

Dignity Health is focused on improving connectivity with the communities it serves while delivering high-quality health care outcomes.

The mission of the California Community Foundation is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles communities. It has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate in transforming Los Angeles. For more information, please visit

About Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center

Founded in 1887, Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.

Publish date: 

Monday, August 13, 2018

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