Council Connect Articles

Supplier Diversity Session Will Focus on Advancing Health Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative  

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), in partnership with the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), is working to advance health equity and economic opportunity through the regional collaboration of hospitals, health systems, and partner organizations to collectively address the underlying racial, social, economic, and systemic conditions that fuel health inequities.  

Don’t Miss Upcoming Settlement Claim Filing Deadlines

Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG) — a Hospital Council endorsed business partner — recovered over $40 million for its health care clients last year, and 2023 promises to be a big year for settlement opportunities.  

If your hospital missed out on previous opportunities, don’t worry — there are a number of upcoming settlement deadlines:  

HCAI Makes Changes to Hospital Supplier Diversity Report

The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) has made changes to its Hospital Supplier Diversity Report, which hospitals are required to submit annually on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprise procurement efforts.   

The Time to Help Hospitals is Now

In an area as large as Hospital Council’s, which stretches from the Oregon border to Bakersfield, it’s not always easy to find common ground. Your concerns are often vastly different — rural, suburban, and urban communities don’t always have the same needs. But lately, there’s a common thread that has united nearly all hospitals in not just our region but throughout the state — financial issues that are significant, are emergent, and are not going away anytime soon.

Funding Opportunity Will Address Nursing Gaps

A new funding opportunity from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Pathway to Registered Nurse Program — aims to create a pathway from academic training to clinical practice through the creation and implementation of licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse to registered nurse bridge programs and […]