Council Connect Articles

Alameda and Solano Hospitals Invited to Plan for SB 43 Implementation

Who What Senate Bill (SB) 43, which was signed into law in October 2023, expands the definition of “gravely disabled” for the involuntary detention, treatment, or conservatorship of individuals with behavioral health conditions to include those living with severe substance use disorders (SUDs).   All East Bay counties elected to delay implementation of this new law […]

Associate Member | CareRev  

Hospital Council is pleased to introduce our newest Associate Member CareRev. CareRev, the on-demand workforce platform for acute care nursing, improves nurse well-being and reduces costs for hospitals and health care systems nationwide by providing easy access to a flexible workforce. More than 22,000 (and growing) highly qualified nurses use the CareRev app to take control of their careers, working when and where they want. 

Highlighting the Importance of Nurses and Health Care Workers

This week, hospitals throughout our region, California, and the country are celebrating National Nurses Week, which started on May 6 and ends on May 12 to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing. The American Nurses Association states that this year’s theme is “Nurses Make the Difference,” which “honors the incredible nurses who embody the spirit of compassion and care in every health care setting.”  

Projects Launch in Central Valley

Who What Hospital Council is partnering with hospitals, public health, and nonprofits to conduct analyses of the health landscape of the Central California EMSA (serving Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties).    Currently, Hospital Council is kicking off the counties’ community health needs assessment process, which is a collaboration between hospitals and public health.    In addition, […]

Redwood Coast Hospitals Discuss Pressing Issues

Who What The leaders of the five hospitals representing Del Norte and Humboldt counties gathered in person on April 16 to welcome Mike Lane (Sutter Coast) and Michael Keleman (Providence Eureka and Redwood) to the section and discuss pressing hospital issues. All leaders present expressed concern over workforce availability and cost; Humboldt and Del Norte […]

Community Responds to Service Line Adjustments in Santa Clara

Who What In February, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, an HCA hospital, announced plans to close its level two trauma, ST-elevation myocardial infarction program, and downgrade the current comprehensive stroke designation to a primary stroke designation. In late April, the Santa Clara EMSA presented its Health Impact Report to the Santa Clara County Board […]

Next Gen Workforce Pipeline Talks Begin in Santa Clara

Who What Thirteen health care leaders from hospitals, community clinics, skilled-nursing facilities, and behavioral health facilities joined a conversation on health care workforce challenges. They discussed a framework to address the challenges using a collaboration methodology called Next Gen Health Sector Partnerships.    The April 16 meeting resulted in the creation of workgroups on:  Takeaway/Next Steps […]