Council Connect Articles

The Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency is concerned about patient offload times at certain hospitals. The medical director is investigating new, creative workflows to help with some of the hardest hit hospitals, with a goal of getting 911 ambulances back into the system as quickly as possible. CHA staff, RVP Jo Coffaro, and several hospital […]

Aragón Appointed CDPH Director

On Dec. 7, Tomás Aragón, the current health officer for the City and County of San Francisco and Director of the Population Health Division for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, was appointed director of the California Department of Public Health. Aragón has held the positions in San Francisco since 2011. In addition, he has been […]

RVP Roundup

Here’s a look at some of the work Hospital Council’s regional vice presidents have been engaged in over the past couple weeks. RVP David Bacci coordinated a planning and logistics call for Fresno and Madera members and county leaders to help them prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Communication Remains a Two-Way Street

Good communication is key to so much of our daily lives and success in work and relationships. Without effective communication, a message can turn into error, misunderstanding, frustration, or more — lessons that we have all likely learned the hard way.

PG&E Offers Rebates for Some Freezers

PG&E is providing rebates for ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers. All the requirements need to be met in order to qualify, but this is a good opportunity for hospitals buying energy-efficient ULT freezers in preparation for a COVID-19 vaccine.

RVP Roundup

On Nov. 11, the East Bay Section held its last membership meeting of the year. Robert Imhoff, Hospital Quality Institute president, introduced the new Hospital Quality Improvement Platform, and members discussed using it for future census data collection and reporting. East Bay hospitals also received an update on the latest COVID-19 developments, reviewed local election results for key […]