California Hospital Association praises him as a “true champion for patients and healthcare providers”
(Riverside, CA) – Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) has been awarded the 2016 Public Service Award by the California Hospital Association.
“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Senator Roth. “I have always believed that public service is about working together. I thank CHA for their leadership to improve healthcare access and the quality of healthcare throughout California, especially in our state’s medically underserved areas. I am looking forward to continuing to work with CHA to ensure we can meet the long-term healthcare needs of our region and state.”
This year, Senator Roth and a bipartisan coalition of healthcare leaders and stakeholders successfully secured the investment of $100 million in new and existing primary care residency programs, including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and OB/GYN residencies. This targeted investment will help ensure California’s medically underserved areas have the physicians they need to meet growing and complex healthcare demands.