Press Releases and Breaking News

ED Case Management Program Reduces Length of Stay, Charges, and Testing in Emergency Department Frequent Users

February 12, 2018

Montage Health’s Emergency Department Recurrent Visitor Program (EDRVP), supported by CHI’s Care Management program is an effective, short-term means to reduce emergency department (ED) visits in frequent users of the ED. This study sought to determine the effectiveness of case management on frequent ED users, in terms of reducing ED and hospital length of stay (LOS), accrued costs, and utilization of diagnostic tests. Read more…


Tackling Contradictions of Population Health, and Five Key Success Factors


September 1, 2016

CHI Chief Operations Officer, Liz Lorenzi, was quoted in a recent Hospitals & Health Networks article, “Tackling Contradictions of Population Health, and Five Key Success Factors”.

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Community Health Innovations forms partnership to enhance healthcare in Monterey County

February 8, 2016

Organizations from around Monterey County are forming a new partnership to enhance healthcare for patients and providers in Monterey County through faster internet speed to transfer vital health information. Community Health Innovations (CHI) convened a meeting at Community Hospital of the Monterey…..

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CHI’s Care Management Team Closing the Care Gaps – Highlighted in CHOMP’s Pulse Magazine

December 1, 2015

Diabetes has been a fact of life for 30 of Joe’s 50-something years. He has lots of related complications: compromised kidney function, vision loss, and a foot wound that won’t heal. He also has congestive heart failure. He lives alone, has no family locally, and works full-time because he must.

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CHI’s Care Management Team Featured in Essette Gazette

November, 2015

Managing complex and chronic healthcare conditions can be extremely complicated for patients and their caregivers. Community Health Innovations (CHI), located in Monterey, California, is addressing those challenges with a comprehensive care management program designed to help patients, families and healthcare providers navigate care, manage complex health issues and locate community resources.

CHI has a team of dedicated nurse care managers who work within its healthcare community—in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s emergency department and inpatient floors Anthem’s Enhanced Personal Health Care and with Aspire Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage patients.

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Relay Health Named a Leader in Clinical Data Exchange

September 1, 2015

RelayHealth today announced that it has been named a leader in clinical data exchange in the IDC MarketScape report, U.S. Health Information Exchange Packaged Solutions 2015 Vendor Assessment. Representing the largest market share, RelayHealth was noted for its scalability and ease of integration.

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Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Joins Anthem Blue Cross Coordinated Care Program

June 11, 2015

Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) announced today that Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has agreed to join Anthem’s coordinated care program, which targets members with two or more chronic conditions to improve their overall health through enhanced care coordination.

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Peninsula Primary Care receives Level-3, Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

April 30, 2015

Peninsula Primary Care (PPC), an affiliate of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, has been recognized as a Level 3, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) — the highest distinction attainable by a medical practice — by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Community Health Innovations selects Essette’s Medical Management Software to advance integrated population management

February 9, 2015

Community Health Innovations (CHI), a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, has chosen the Essette Suite of Medical Management software to support the provision of care management, disease management, and population health management, across the care continuum in Monterey County.

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Monterey PrimeCare Medical Group becomes Monterey County’s first level-3, patient-centered medical home

October 9, 2014

Monterey PrimeCare Medical Group, in partnership with Cypress Healthcare Partners (CHP) and Community Health Innovations (CHI), has been recognized as a level 3, patient-centered medical home — the highest distinction attainable by a medical practice — by the National Council Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Community Health Innovations appoints chief medical officer 

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Coordinated, patient-centered care will be the focus for Dr. Anthony Chavis, the new chief medical officer for Community Health Innovations (CHI), a subsidiary of Community Hospital Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

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Community Hospital Foundation’s Community Health Innovations and xG Health Solutions Advance Healthcare in Monterey

8596August 29, 2013

Residents of California’s Central Coast will soon reap the benefits of a newly formed healthcare partnership that aims to advance quality while driving down costs thanks to an innovative healthcare delivery model known as the patient-centered medical home.

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