Council Connect Articles

Addressing Violence in Our Hospitals

Recent horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., have the country discussing and searching its soul once again about what can be done about gun violence. Even more concerning for our hospitals are the attacks at Tulsa’s St. Francis Hospital, where the shooter killed four people and then himself, and the stabbing of […]

Fighting the Frustration

As I talk to many of you regularly about the issues hospitals face fulfilling their essential missions of care in their communities, the feeling I sense more than any other is frustration. Whether it is conflicting directives from state agencies or blame from a general public understandably exhausted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it can feel […]

Proximo is Hospital Council’s Newest Endorsed Business Partner

Information services company Proximo helps its clients turn data into intelligence and use it to better run their organizations. Beginning in 2016, Proximo combined its many years of data and analytics expertise and its considerable supplier diversity experience to create Proveedor, its software-as-a-service platform.

Vigilance and Resilience for Hospitals

After more than two-and-a-half years, I know we are all tired, exhausted, frustrated, and ready to put COVID-19 behind us. But although much of the public and many of our elected officials have moved on from the pandemic, choosing to get back to regularly scheduled activities and no longer considering this a health emergency, COVID-19 […]

Advisory Calls For Timely Patches to Avoid Top Cyber Risks

Cybersecurity authorities in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom are advising organizations to apply timely patches and implement a centralized patch management system to reduce their risk of compromise from the most common cyber vulnerabilities exploited by malicious cyber actors in 2021. 

DHCS Releases Guidance on Medi-Cal Eligibility for New Ukraine Arrivals

On April 29, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a Medi-Cal Eligibility Division Information Letter (MEDIL) to provide guidance to counties on the Medi-Cal eligibility of Ukrainian nationals arriving in California. Ukrainians will enter the U.S. with a variety of immigration statuses. The MEDIL provides guidance on how to establish Medi-Cal eligibility for […]