Council Connect Articles

Hospital Input Needed for Workforce Survey

As hospitals face critical employee shortages, workforce data are essential to providing insight on questions regarding the supply, demand, and distribution of health professionals. Each quarter, member hospitals are invited to participate in the Hospital Association of Southern California’s (HASC) Health Care Workforce Survey, which captures data on turnover, new hires, and vacancies for all positions, […]

Health Care Workers Valued with Innovative Wellness Program

When workers at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District in the Shasta County town of Fall River Mills became overwhelmed by the pandemic, the hospital launched an innovative program and hired a wellness coordinator, to assess and tend to the needs of other staff. Learn more about the role of the wellness coordinator, whose goal is to help […]

Hospital Council to Hold Webinar on Active Threat Prevention and Response

To address the growing violence directed at hospital employees, Hospital Council is holding an Active Threat Prevention and Response webinar on Aug. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT). This webinar is designed specifically for health care workers, including medical and professional support staff, who may encounter potentially dangerous individuals. 

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The Cost of the Status Quo: The Consequences of Prolonged ED Boarding  The Washington Post recently published the article ‘An autistic teen needed mental health help. He spent weeks in an ER instead.’ It is beyond distressing to hear repeated stories about the suffering of patients and families like Zach’s, spending days and in this case […]

Hospital Council Board Keeps Important Issues in Front

The Hospital Council Board of Directors met last week and discussed the significant legislative and regulatory challenges that remain for hospitals as the state budget has been passed and the legislative year heads into its final stages. In addition to reviewing the state budget, the board discussed strategy on the 2030 seismic standards, the newly […]

Addressing Violence in Our Hospitals

Recent horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., have the country discussing and searching its soul once again about what can be done about gun violence. Even more concerning for our hospitals are the attacks at Tulsa’s St. Francis Hospital, where the shooter killed four people and then himself, and the stabbing of […]

Fighting the Frustration

As I talk to many of you regularly about the issues hospitals face fulfilling their essential missions of care in their communities, the feeling I sense more than any other is frustration. Whether it is conflicting directives from state agencies or blame from a general public understandably exhausted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it can feel […]