SALINAS, CA (June 28, 2012) –Today the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, which affects nearly every American. Natividad Medical Center CEO Harry Weis, announced today that the hospital is grateful that the Supreme Court has preserved the opportunity to make the biggest improvements to health care in over 50 years.
“This law is the most important healthcare legislation since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid,” said Weis. “This historic ruling will help ensure that many more Americans have access to timely, affordable and high quality health care services. The current healthcare system is unsustainable from an access, cost, and quality perspective. Together, we must now move forward and make health reform real by expanding coverage and improving our nation’s health care delivery systems to be more efficient, accessible, and higher quality.”
Natividad Medical Center is deeply committed to continuing to make real, on-the-ground improvements to the Monterey County healthcare system to ensure that the goals of health reform translate to increased access, an improved health care experience, and better health for the residents in Monterey County.
About Natividad Medical Center
Natividad Medical Center is a Monterey County owned and operated 172 bed acute care hospital providing health care services to the people of the county for more than 125 years. Natividad Medical Center offers inpatient, outpatient,emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 33,000 patient days each year and more than 42,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is ranked #1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County. Natividad is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast,through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Currently, NMC has a medical staff of more than 250 physicians, Natividad’s mission is to continually improve the health status of the people of Monterey County through access to affordable, high-quality health care services. Natividad is based in Salinas, California. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit www.natividad.com or go to http://www.nmcweightloss.com.