Injectable Antipsychotic Meds May Save Taxpayer Money, Stabilize Mentally Ill Patients

Enhancing access to injectable antipsychotics may benefit taxpayers and others who pay for health care of patients with mental illness.

Obamacare Enrollment Drives Up County Hospital Revenue

Santa Clara County more than doubled its enrollment targets for the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, driving up revenue for the Valley Health and Hospital System.

Increased Doctor Pay Cuts into VMC Budget

In the first five months of the fiscal year, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s on-call and overtime pay for doctors took a staggering leap, going from an average of less than $20,000 a month in 2011-12 to $967,000 this fiscal year. The Board of Supervisors will discuss the $1 billion health agency’s drastic uptick in costs—4,835-percent increase in per-month, on-call wages— as well as other issues at Tuesday’s meeting.