Council Connect Articles

Webinar Will Detail New Behavioral Health Patient Transfer Technology

Hospital Council is hosting a webinar on March 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT) to discuss XFERALL, a new tool designed to help hospitals reduce the strain on overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) and get behavioral health patients to appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities along the entire continuum of care more quickly.

In Wake of COVID-19, Rebuilding Workforce Remains a Top Priority

Last week, we met with leaders from across the western states to discuss the impacts of the pandemic and where we go from here. While the issues California hospitals are facing are certainly not unique to our state, we are looked to as a model for the coordinated communication, advocacy, and strategies utilized during the […]

Reviewing the Findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment 

Who  Hospital Council Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties public health departments Hospitals  What On Feb. 2, Hospital Council convened members and public health departments from the four-county area to review the findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA was the largest collaboration to date to look at the needs of […]

As COVID-19 Numbers Decline, Many Critical Areas of Focus Remain

Nearly two years into the pandemic, and on the heels of a fourth COVID-19 wave that rivaled the past three, it appears that there may be some good news on the horizon. COVID-19 positivity rates are dropping, and hospitalizations seem to have levelled off or are slightly decreasing, an early sign that perhaps the unprecedented […]

CHA Advocacy Materials Available for Members’ Use

CHA has posted resources to support each of its eight advocacy priorities for 2022. The materials include key messages, an issue brief, and infographic for each topic and are designed to assist members when talking with policymakers, the media, or the public about these issues.