JoAnne Obata

The Time to Help Hospitals is Now

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 […]

Funding Opportunity Will Address Nursing Gaps

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 […]

XFERALL Launches in California

XFERALL — a real-time, national behavioral health network that proactively matches patient needs to facility capabilities — is launching this month in California.  The platform expedites outbound patient transfers and accelerates inbound patient referrals with a feature rich electronic platform that streamlines and automates every step of the patient transfer process. Hospital Council — Northern […]