Council Connect Articles

‘Alex – I’ll Take 2020 Election Impacts for $800’

In a year that has uprooted our lives, brought so much heartache and devastation, and left us with so many questions, it’s not likely even the late “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek would have had the correct answers. While we don’t know all of the answers surrounding the multitude of health care issues — COVID-19, Affordable Care Act, etc. — we certainly know the questions that our hospital members and the people who depend on our care have for the newly elected. Whether you personally or professionally supported candidates or measures, hospital-related issues remain critically important throughout California and the country.

RVP Roundup

On Oct. 28, all hospital leaders representing Humboldt and Del Norte counties attended the final Redwood Coast Section meeting for 2020. The primary focus was obtaining member input on the section’s strategic direction for 2021 and discussing the impacts of the pandemic on their hospitals to date and going forward.

RVP Roundup

On Nov. 10, Rebecca Rozen participated in a meeting with Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), along with member hospitals in his district and CHA’s advocacy team.

CDPH Holds Annual Meeting with CHA, Hospitals

On Nov. 4, CHA held its annual meeting with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) leadership and district offices. Heidi Steinecker, CDPH’s deputy director, Center for Health Care Quality, and her team provided an update on their program improvement and reviewed CDPH’s COVID-19 response. Participants also heard highlights of the Center for Health Care Quality’s direction, reorganization, and priorities moving forward.

Save the Date for CHPAC 2020 Election Wrap-Up Webinar

On Dec. 10, the California Hospital Association Political Action Committee (CHPAC) will host a wrap-up webinar on the 2020 election where attendees can find out how their 2020 CHPAC contribution helped California’s hospitals. In addition, attendees at this special donors’ event will hear the impacts made at the state and national levels and gain insights on what lies ahead, post-election.

Solid Relationships Remain Key to Our Success

At last Thursday’s board meeting, a new slate for the Board of Directors was installed. The board, which is the governing body of the Hospital Council and is responsible for the ultimate direction of the management of the affairs of the organization, includes: