Council Connect Articles

Partnership HealthPlan Expanding to 10 More Counties

Who What For many years, 14 of the counties in the Northern Sierra Section have had a county-organized health system, Partnership HealthPlan of California (Partnership), as their sole Medi-Cal managed care plan. This structure has proven so popular that the 10 remaining counties in the Northern Sierra Section petitioned the state — through their boards […]

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XFERALL Working to Expedite Patient Transfers   

Earlier this year, our endorsed business partner XFERALL officially launched their Patient Transfer Network for California. XFERALL is committed to expediting patient transfers and access to care, and they are working with California hospitals to streamline the patient transfer process into a completely digital experience.  

Five-Year Camp Fire Anniversary Emphasizes Importance of Hospitals in the Community                     

Nov. 8, 2023, marks the five-year anniversary of the Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire started when a faulty electrical transmission line ignited. The flames were fanned by high winds and spread quickly. What started as a small blaze forever destroyed a town and not only altered the landscape but the lives of everyone impacted by this disaster.

Wall Time Discussions Continue with Cosumnes Fire Department

Who What In October, Cosumnes Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez reached out to Assembly Member Stephanie Nguyen to garner support for potential new legislation to fix “wall times,” which are the length of time ambulances sit on the wall while waiting for patients to be discharged from their ambulance to the hospital. This prompted Assembly Member […]

Meeting with Assembly Member Mia Bonta to Discuss Critical Issues

Who What Hospital Council convened with hospital and government relations leaders to meet with Assembly Member Mia Bonta, whose district includes the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Emeryville. This was our first meeting with Assembly Member Bonta as a hospital group. We had an excellent dialogue on critical issues of mutual interest including access to […]

Diversity Is Our Strength, Unity Is Our Power

Our field is incredibly diverse, with hospitals each having different governance and funding structures serving very distinct parts of our incredible state. This is emblematic of California’s own diverse population. The vast array of circumstances affecting our hospitals makes it challenging to shape legislation that will equally help all hospitals statewide, and more must be done to utilize our diversity as a strength.  

CHA and Hospital Council Visit Humboldt County Hospitals

Who What In late September, a group of CHA policy leaders and Hospital Council regional vice presidents traveled to Humboldt County for a section meeting at the historic Ingomar Club and site visits with Southern Humboldt Health and Mad River Community Hospital (see photos below). The Redwood Coast Section meeting kicked off with thanks and […]