New Resource Helps Californians Find Quality Health Care

New Resource Helps Californians Find Quality Health Care

Where can people turn to get unbiased information about the quality of care provided by the thousands of doctors, hospitals, and long-term care providers in California? A new website, CalQualityCare.org, is one good place to go. It was recently created as a one-stop resource to compare hospitals, medical groups, and long term care facilities. CalQualityCare.org is the result of a partnership between the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) a non-profit philanthropy, and Consumer Reports and their commitment to ensure all Californians have access to better healthcare.

Free and easy-to-use, the website features rating information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, and reviews a range of measures—such as patient experience, nursing home staffing levels, and hospital quality (including ER wait times). In addition, CalQualityCare.org provides tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.

Because CalQualityCare.org is not commercial, users can be assured:

  • The site is always be free and offer fully open access
  • The information is objective and unbiased
  • Users are not required to register or provide any contact information
  • Users will not be hounded by aggressive emails and phone calls
  • Users won’t see advertising or promotion of one provider over others

Visit Calqualitycare.org to see the ratings and find out more. If you’d like to help spread the word on this new resource, you can host a widget on your website.

The California Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit philanthropy working to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.