About Us

About Hospital Council

The Hospital Council Northern and Central California is a nonprofit hospital and health system trade association established in 1961, representing 197 hospitals and health systems in 50 of California’s 58 counties—from Kern County to the Oregon border. The Hospital Council’s membership includes hospitals and health systems ranging from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers, representing more than 37,000 licensed beds.

Hospital Council delivers services geographically through sections, each with specially designated staff. The structure provides members with opportunities to pursue common goals and efforts that may be county-specific and/or regional in nature. Section meetings occur routinely to timely address local issues. The Healthcare Foundation of Northern and Central California, the 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity supporting the Hospital Council, carries out a wide range of health care related programs including:

  • Programs to reduce impact of frequent users on emergency departments
  • Community based resources to reduce impact on emergency departments and hospital overcrowding such as respite centers, mental health services, and temporary housing
  • Workforce training grants and scholarship programs

Our Mission, Vision and Values


The Hospital Council Northern and Central California’s Mission is to help our members to provide high quality health care and to improve the health status of the communities they serve.

“Effective, Efficient, Safe, Timely, Patient Centered, Equitable and Affordable.”

What We Do: We bring hospitals together to achieve excellent patient care and community health far beyond the capacity of individual hospitals.