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Exploring Ways to Support Broadband Access in the Central Valley

Who Member hospitals Hospital Council California Association of Health Facilities What Hospital Council is engaging with member hospitals and other health care entities in the Central Valley to explore ways to support and expand equal broadband access throughout this portion of the state. Access to reliable, high-speed internet is critical to the facilitation of telehealth […]

Stanislaus County Discussing New EMS Agency Designation Fees

Who Hospital Council California Hospital Association Stanislaus County Member hospital leaders What The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted earlier this year to withdraw from Mountain-Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency — a Joint Powers Authority including four other counties — to create its own single-county local EMS agency to improve services, achieve greater regulatory […]

Sutter Santa Rosa Opens New Tower

Who Sutter Santa Rosa leadership Santa Rosa community members What On April 29, Sutter Santa Rosa leadership and community members gathered for a ribbon cutting of Sutter’s new, 60,000-square-foot expansion tower. The tower adds 40 private patient rooms, two operating suites, an endoscopy room, 13 additional outpatient care beds, 11 post-acute bays, and nine emergency […]

Advisory Calls For Timely Patches to Avoid Top Cyber Risks

Cybersecurity authorities in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom are advising organizations to apply timely patches and implement a centralized patch management system to reduce their risk of compromise from the most common cyber vulnerabilities exploited by malicious cyber actors in 2021. 

DHCS Releases Guidance on Medi-Cal Eligibility for New Ukraine Arrivals

On April 29, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Medi-Cal Eligibility Division Information Letter (MEDIL) to provide guidance to counties on the Medi-Cal eligibility of Ukrainian nationals arriving in California. Ukrainians will enter the U.S. with a variety of immigration statuses. The MEDIL provides guidance on how to establish Medi-Cal eligibility for […]

2022 HQI Annual Conference — Northern California

Join colleagues and patient safety experts at the 2022 Hospital Quality Institute Annual Conference, an experience sure to restore and inspire. Tap into patient safety excellence, connect with peers and experts, and zero-in on zero-harm care. It’s critical we learn from mistakes that negatively impact patient outcomes. We share experiences in hopes those errors are not repeated. The HQI […]

Hospital Leaders Meet with Rep. LaMalfa’s Office

Who Northern Sierra Section hospital leaders Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s office What On April 12, four hospital leaders representing the Northern Sierra Section met with U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s (R, CA-1) Washington, D.C., office to provide local perspectives and impacts for when hospital issues soon present themselves in Congress. The emphasis was on the need for […]