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Tahoe Forest Hospital District receives district certification

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The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) recently announced that Tahoe Forest Health System has achieved designation as a Certified Healthcare District.

As public agencies, California's Healthcare Districts have well-defined legal obligations for conducting business in a transparent and responsible manner.

To be designated as a Certified Healthcare District, a District must demonstrate compliance with Best Practices in Governance as defined by ACHD.

Compliance areas include transparency, ethics, reporting, purchasing, conflict of interest, requesting public funds and executive compensation.

These Best Practice criteria address the obligations that Healthcare Districts have with respect to conducting business in manner that is transparent to the public being served.

"This demonstrates our commitment to excellence in all we do and to good governance," said Tahoe Forest Health System CEO Harry Weis. "We are grateful to have this acknowledgement by the Association of California Healthcare Districts."

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California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 78 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs.

Of these, 54 serve the state's rural areas. Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level. As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.

Learn more at http://www.achd.org.

This article was provided by the Tahoe Forest Hospital District. Visit http://www.tfhd.com to learn more.