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 […]
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 […]
We are just barely three months into 2023, and the pressures on your hospitals are continuing to mount. Financial challenges. Delays in payments by health plans. Workforce shortages. $25 minimum wage proposals.
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 […]
Last week, I had the chance to meet with a group of public health leaders and hear firsthand about what’s on their minds.
This week, Hospital Council holds its first board meeting of the year.
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 […]
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 […]
California’s hospitals could have used a lighthouse earlier this month.
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 […]