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Cottage Health System CEO recognized with CHA award
Santa Ynez Valley News

The California Hospital Association CHA has awarded the 2013 Award of Merit to Ronald C. Werft, president/CEO of the Cottage Health System.

The Award of Merit is CHA’s highest honor and is given to a CHA member for outstanding contribution to the California health care community, according to an announcement.

Werft, who served as CHA board chair in 2011, has worked to improve California’s Medi-Cal program, which ranks last in the country in funding health care for Medicaid patients.