The new year has brought with it a series of challenges.
A series of technical assistance papers on mental health offers valuable resources for state leaders, policymakers, and others on innovative services and the need for additional 988 implementations.
As we wrap up the year, Hospital Council would like to recognize the members of the board who resigned during the year or are completing their service at the end of the year:
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 […]
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 months in the emergency department waiting for a transition to behavioral […]
The U.S. Department of Labor announced an $80 million funding opportunity through its Nursing Expansion Grant Program to address workforce development challenges, including training, diversification, and nursing shortages. Applications are due by Jan. 6.
Earlier this week, the Hospital Council Board of Trustees held its first in-person meeting since January 2020. While the board continued to meet regularly yet virtually throughout the pandemic, it was great to have both our current board members and our new incoming board members in-person for this occasion.
In the South Bay, affordable housing is so scarce that one hospital is bussing some employees in from the Central Valley, often putting them up at hotels during the week.
At all levels of government — local, state, and federal — decisions are made that will dramatically impact how hospitals deliver first-in-class care. For this reason, it’s vital to help elect candidates who share hospital values.
While COVID-19 may have brought to light many health care inequities, they are nothing new. Disparate health outcomes for minorities, individuals experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ+, and other segments of California’s population have been documented for decades and reflect longstanding structural and systemic inequities that are rooted in racism and discrimination. Today, the disparities have risen to […]