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May 28, 2020
Assemblymember Devon Mathis Stands Up For Healthcare
On Tuesday, the California Assembly met as a "Committee of The Whole," a rarely used procedure that lets all lawmakers meet at the same time and hear testimon y from people not elected to the Legislature. During that meeting Assemblymember Devon Mathis (representing a portion of Kern County ) stood up for healthcare saying that we need to bring more opportunities to the San Joaquin Valley and questioning the Governor's Prop. 56 cuts.

CMA tweeted thanks to Mathis for prioritizing access to care by using the Prop. 56 funds as voters intended.

KCMS had sent a letter to Mathis and our other Kern County representatives the week before, asking them to advocate for taking budget actions to maintain access to care.

Thank you Assemblymember Mathis for hearing us and fighting for healthcare!
PULSE is Back with COVID-19 Updates!
KCMS had suspended the publishing of PULSE in March, in lieu of the COVID-19 updates that we were publishing 2-3 times per week.

However, PULSE is back and will be published at least once a week (instead of once per month for now) and will provide you with the COVID-19 updates as well as other news.
HHS awards nearly $500 million to expand testing capacity in California
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded to California  $499,203,180 in new funding  to support testing for COVID-19. This funding will provide critical support to develop, purchase, administer, process and analyze COVID-19 tests, as well as to conduct surveillance, trace contacts and related activities. More...
Deadline to apply for 2nd round of HHS provider relief funds is June 3
Physicians who believe they are eligible to receive payments from the second $20 billion distribution from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  Provider Relief Fund  must apply for the funding before June 3, 2020.  More...
CMA backs new PBGH initiative to support primary care in California
The California Medical Association (CMA) has joined a coalition of physician, health care and business leaders who are calling on state lawmakers to ensure health insurance companies pay their fair share to maintain our health care infrastructure, and to ensure we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with a health care system that can meet patients’ needs.  More...
Senators introduce medical student loan relief parity for California and Texas physicians
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would clarify the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program that inadvertently excluded many California and Texas physicians from education loan forgiveness because of state laws.  More...
Kern County ( Kern County Public Health )
Total Resident Cases - 2,007
Non-Resident Cases - 10
Recovered Residents - 1,339
Kern Resident Deaths - 37

Confirmed Cases - 101,697
Deaths - 3,973

Confirmed Cases - 1,698,523
Deaths - 100,446

Confirmed Cases - 5,596,550
Deaths - 353,373

All of these numbers were pulled from the respective websites 5/28/20, 3:30PM.
We missed some birthdays due to COVID-19 so Happy Birthday to all of those that celebrated in April and May!
Jennifer J Abraham, MD
Alpha J Anders, MD
Rahila T Andrews-Steele, MD
Thi Aye, MD
Tabassum A Chowdhury, MD
Felix C T Chuang, MD
Sujata K Desai, MD
Ali R Effendi, MD
Franco A Felizarta, MD
Victoria N Flores, MD
Eleanor R Fraser, MD
Terrel L French, MD
Nadeem A Goraya, MD
Mariana D Grozdeva, MD
David B Hair, MD
Thin T Han, MD
Marshall C Hollingsead, MD
Jessy Jacob, MD
Royce H Johnson, MD
Tillaikarasi Kannappan, MD
Hashim R Kazmi, MD
Jerome K Lazaga, MD
Alex L Lee, MD
Michael Lee, MD
David Z Li, DO
Gaurav S Mehta, DO
Kim T Ng, MD
E Byron O'Neill, MD
Ebrahim R Oomerjee, MD
Bhavin R Pandya, MD
Janis Penner, MD
Antonio Perelli-Minetti, Jr., MD
Michelle S Quiogue, MD
Carlos Rodriguez, MD
Gerhard H Schmidt, MD
Bryce C Smithson, MD
Larry L Stoneburner, MD
Ajitpal S Tiwana, MD
John D Tran, MD
Le Truong, MD
Linda P Veneman, MD
Terry J Warsaw, MD
Dennis P Welcome, MD
Jacqueline A Williams-Olango, MD
Yin Lei Win, MD
Gary K Zerlin, MD
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