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Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recognizes as a time “to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being and provide resources and information to support individuals and communities who may need mental health support.”  

Northern Sierra Hospitals Advocate for Rural Health Access

Who What The Northern Sierra Section met on April 10 at Sutter Health Park with an agenda focused on information sharing between and among hospitals, the California Hospital Association (CHA), and Hospital Council.    During the hospital roundtable, it became evident that integrating advanced practice professionals (APPs) into the care model poses challenges for several hospitals. […]

Sacramento Hospitals Engage in Annual Cap-to-Cap

Who What On April 14-17, a strong contingent from the hospital community was among the 425 business, civic, and local government leaders who participated in the 52nd annual Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) advocacy trip hosted by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.   Participants met with members of the Sacramento area House delegation, inland North State members, both […]

SB 43 Implementation Collaborative Forms in Sacramento Region

Who What Forty hospital, county, and community leaders in behavioral health from the seven-county Sacramento region convened on April 30 to discuss collaborating on strategies to comply with Senate Bill (SB) 43. Although all seven counties have formally postponed implementation for as late as January 2026, it was clear that it will take much of […]

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.”