CALIFORNIA'S COMMUNITY SAFETY-NET HOSPITALS
Essential to Access, Essential to Health
WHO WE ARE
Private Essential Access Community Hospitals (PEACH), is the statewide association dedicated to advancing policies and programs that ensure sustainability for California's community safety-net hospitals. We support member hospitals with state and federal advocacy, program innovation and policy development.
Providing more than half of all safety-net hospital charity care – more than $400 million annually
Treating 65% of inpatient behavioral health and substance-use patients in the safety net
Government-funded programs cover about 8 out of 10 of our patients
Essential to access
Providing more than half of all safety-net hospital charity care-- more than $400 million annually
essential to health
Delivering more than two-thirds of all babies born in the health-care safety-net
WHAT WE DO
PEACH is the only statewide association serving the unique needs of California’s community safety-net hospitals. The organization provides direct representation and advocacy in Washington, D.C. and in Sacramento on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that impact Medicaid, Medi-Cal and related financing.