In an area as large as Hospital Council’s, which stretches from the Oregon border to Bakersfield, it’s not always easy to find common ground. Your concerns are often vastly different — rural, suburban, and urban communities don’t always have the same needs. But lately, there’s a common thread that has united nearly all hospitals in […]
Who Bay Area Good Jobs Partnership for Equity (BAGJPE), a nine-county coalition of Bay Area workforce investment boards What The state intends to invest up to $10 million to support two-year, regional economic development projects aligned with workforce development strategies. This would be done in connection with the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) planning grant. […]
Who Northern Sierra member hospitals with Anthem Accounts Receivable issues What Hospital Council is working with three hospitals that are experiencing delays — often well past 90 days — in claim reimbursement. These hospitals have worked with Anthem for months with little progress. Anthem leadership has committed to getting involved to resolve the issues, and Hospital […]
Who What On Jan. 30, the Contra Costa Fire Protection District (Contra Costa County’s 911 ambulance provider) announced to hospital leaders that it will implement a new APOT policy. The policy states that ambulance crews that have been waiting for 60 minutes will work with emergency departments to offload patients immediately, so that they can […]
Who What On Feb. 15, the CEOs from the North Bay Section gathered by Zoom with CHA and Hospital Council to discuss several issues — legislative priorities, behavioral health, workforce, as well as member hospitals’ priorities for the year. Behavioral health remains a top concern and there was robust discussion with CHA’s Kirsten Barlow about […]
Who What Hospitals in Santa Cruz County met with leaders from the County Health and Human Services Department and Public Health Department to discuss discharge of patients experiencing homelessness within the county. This meeting was intended to be a steppingstone for future discussions with community partners and the development of a discharging working group.
Who What On March 9, a group of health care and nonprofit leaders in Santa Clara County will host a social mixer for elected officials. There are over 80 individuals expected to be in attendance, with at least 20 elected officials from the state, county, and city level. This will be a time of relationship […]
A new funding opportunity from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Pathway to Registered Nurse Program — aims to create a pathway from academic training to clinical practice through the creation and implementation of licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse to registered nurse bridge programs and […]
We are just barely three months into 2023, and the pressures on your hospitals are continuing to mount. Financial challenges. Delays in payments by health plans. Workforce shortages. $25 minimum wage proposals.
Ella Mae Ferneil’s background is filled with many “firsts” — first African American registered nurse, public health nurse, visiting nurse, and school nurse in the state of California. Children’s Hospital Oakland is proud to honor this remarkable and determined woman.