Council Connect Articles

RVP Roundup

Here’s a look at how Hospital Council’s RVPs have been working on behalf of hospitals over the past few weeks. Since 2019, local hospitals have expressed concerns about understaffing at the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SCEMSA). Operating with between one-third and one-half of the staffing of comparable local emergency medical services agencies in Northern California, […]

Need Staff? These Companies May Be Able to Help

With the state’s recent revocation of the nurse staffing ratio waivers and the continuing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, some hospitals may need additional staff. If so, some of Hospital Council’s endorsed business partners — companies that are genuinely helpful to hospitals — may be able to help. These agencies may be able to help:   Merritt-Hawkins: Permanent placement (physicians)  Staff Care: Short term (physician specialties, advanced practice providers, pharmacy, […]

Vaccination a Priority for Hospitals, but the Challenges Are Many

Although the vaccine may be helping to turn the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not out of the woods just yet. Hospitalizations have started to level off in some parts of the state and counties are slowly reopening, but other regions remain teetering on the brink and are faced with the prospect of having to implement crisis standards of care.

RVP Roundup

On Dec. 16, the Fresno Hospital Council office convened community benefits managers from the hospitals in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties. The group had an initial conversation about the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment. The discussion revolved around what parts of the report process the hospitals want to collaborate on, where they can potentially overlap […]

RVP Roundup

On Dec. 21, at the request of Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO Kelly Mather, RVPs Meghan Hardin and T Abraham hosted a call with Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and CHA advocacy staff. Mather spoke about the critical need for amended 2030 seismic legislation for Sonoma Valley Hospital. If the legislation stands as is, the hospital will close. Such a move would cause significant upset to both patient care and the Sonoma County economy.

RVP Roundup

Hospitals in Santa Clara County have been meeting daily to share information on hospital status and issues of concern, identify and address level-loading needs, and discuss vaccination strategies.

Hear from Three Hospital Leaders During Webinar on Ransomware, Emerging Cyber Threats

Crime does not stop because of COVID-19. The increasing sophistication and frequency of ransomware, phishing, and hacking attacks mean that the health care industry is more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity threats. On Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a webinar that will discuss firsthand hospital experiences with attacks in late 2020 and how to safeguard patient care and protect operations.