JoAnne Obata

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY: WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT DOES

Supplier diversity programs — which build on the economic impact purchases have on historically underutilized and underserved communities — have roots in the 1953 creation of the Small Business Administration (SBA).   The SBA was created as an independent agency of the federal government. Its mission is to help small-business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the “American […]

XFERALL — New Behavioral Health Patient Transfer Technology Launching in California

Hospital Council is hosting a Feb. 7 webinar that will provide an overview and share updates on the implementation of XFERALL. This tool was designed to help hospitals reduce the strain on overcrowded emergency departments and quickly transfer behavioral health patients to appropriate inpatient treatment facilities. XFERALL, a national patient transfer network, provides a complete intake/transfer center […]

Managed Care Advisory Group Has Recovered Over $5.5 Billion in Funds for Clients

Hospital Council — Northern & Central California’s partner — Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG) — recovered over $20 million for its health care clients in 2022, including nearly $1 million for Hospital Council-member hospitals. MCAG continues to let its clients know about tens of millions of dollars in upcoming settlements as well. Those who are […]

Reflections on 2022

It’s hard to believe, but it is already mid-December and the new year is just around the corner. As I look back on 2022, it feels like it was just yesterday that hospitals were dealing with the impacts of the omicron surge. Now, with some hospitals at or near capacity and emergency department and inpatient […]