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Contra Costa County Meeting Discusses Ambulance Patient Offload Times  

Who What Hospital Council convened hospital leaders, Contra Costa EMS, and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for our quarterly meeting on ambulance patient offload times (APOT).     Sutter Delta Medical Center and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center shared recent operational changes they made to achieve a reduction in their APOT by 30 minutes, for […]

Reasons To Celebrate in The Northern Sierra

Who What The Northern Sierra Section is starting the 2023 holiday season off with reasons for gratitude and celebration. Three examples stand out with SVMS, SHARC, and CDPH – Chico. SVMS, headquartered in Chico, has been named a qualified health information organization (QHIO) by the California Health and Human Services Agency, accelerating the advance of […]

Sacramento County Board Hearing Discusses Ambulance Patient Offload Times

Who What On Nov. 7, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors held a 90-minute informational hearing on ambulance patient offload times (APOT) and EMS innovation. The hearing revealed that the Sacramento area has some of the highest average offload times statewide, but APOT is improving. Attendees included other fire chiefs, Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 […]

Chester Fire Department May Cease Ambulance and Fire Services

Who What The Chester Fire Protection District board is considering ceasing ambulance and fire services in January 2024. There is no set alternative in place, and concerns are being raised regarding the ability of community members to access care. Takeaway/Next Steps If the Chester Fire Department’s ambulance services cease, it will be the second community […]

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit Concludes In San Francisco

Who What The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit concluded on Nov. 17 after President Biden led a week of meetings and galas. There were 21 heads of economy in attendance, including President Xi Jinping of China.      San Francisco’s hospitals have been intimately engaged in countywide planning for potential mass casualty incident events and mitigation of […]

Honoring Our Hospitals and Health Care Workers During Thanksgiving

Hospitals are important to the fabric of our communities. They provide a refuge for people during times of need, and it’s important that we recognize the people behind them. Throughout all the unexpected disasters that life throws at us — wildfires, earthquakes, or even a pandemic — health care workers have continued to show up for their patients.


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Santa Clara Section Sees Leadership Changes

Who What The Santa Clara Section held its last section meeting of the year on Oct. 31. The group thanked Paul King, CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, for his leadership over the last two years as the section chair and director on the Hospital Council board. The group voted in Eric Willams, senior vice president […]