Section Update

Monterey Bay Section Meeting Focuses on Hospital Incentive Plan

Who Monterey Bay Section CEOs What During the Monterey Bay Section meeting on Aug. 19, hospital CEOs met with their Medi-Cal managed care plan, Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH). The meeting was focused on the new hospital incentive plan, and hospital leaders received information on how they can benefit from the cost savings. This […]

Santa Clara Hosts In-Person Meeting

Who Santa Clara Section CEOs What On Aug. 31, the Santa Clara Section held its first in-person meeting since the pandemic and reconnected by sharing their experiences during COVID-19. The leaders shared lessons learned and expressed common challenges with the different health orders and regulations between the state and county.   In addition, the group identified […]

Humboldt County Welcomes New CEO Darian Harris to Providence Arcata & Eureka Facilities

Who Humboldt County Health and Human Services (HHS) California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt Partnership HealthPlan of California Mad River Community Hospital St. Joseph Health Humboldt County Open Door Health What Turning the leadership of Providence’s Healdsburg and Petaluma facilities over to Rachel Reeder, Darian Harris joined Providence’s St. Joseph’s and Redwood Memorial hospitals in Humboldt […]

Central Valley Hospitals Explore Ways to Increase Local Supplier Diversity

Who Local Chambers of Commerce Member Hospitals What Hospital Council is beginning to explore, along with member hospitals, partnering with local chambers of commerce to increase supplier diversity. This work is meant to raise the profile of local, minority-owned businesses to allow them the opportunity to bid on contracts. Meetings are ongoing and will continue […]

Sacramento Public Service Campaign Encourages People to Access the Right Care, at the Right Place, at the Right Time

Who Health system communications leads  Fire department public information officers What Sacramento County has one of the most impacted emergency medical services (EMS) systems in California, with high ambulance patient offload times and emergency department (ED) crowding. While hospital and EMS leaders are collaborating to implement policy changes and operational pilot projects, the demand for […]

Finance-Related Presentations Assist Hospital CFOs with Strategic Planning

Who Northern Sierra Hospital CFOs What On Aug. 12, a meeting was held in Fall River Mills to provide hospital CFOs with timely hospital finance-related information designed to help them with strategic planning. Topics included seismic compliance, retention payments, managed care oversight and advocacy, state budget and workforce, upcoming changes in Medi-Cal, and the new […]

Advocacy Efforts Continue as Laguna Honda Hospital Faces Potential Closure 

Who San Francisco Department of Public Health   San Francisco-Marin Medical Society  Community health providers  What Laguna Honda Hospital is the largest skilled-nursing facility on the West Coast, with 750 beds, roughly the same number of patients, and over 1,000 employees. Following several incidents in recent years, including two non-fatal overdoses, the Centers for Medicare & […]

Conversations about BH, SUD Ongoing in Humboldt County

Who Member hospitals: Mad River Community Hospital & St. Joseph Health Humboldt County Arcata Police Department Humboldt County Sheriff Waterfront Recovery Center Humboldt County Health and Human Services California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt K’ima:w Medical Center Open Door Health Humboldt County Community Safety Engagement Team North Coast Emergency Medical Services Yurok Potowat Health Village What […]

Discussion Continues on Discharge Barriers in Central Valley

Who Central Valley member hospitals What Hospital Council, along with CHA, has been meeting with member hospitals in the Fresno/Madera and Tulare/Kings sections to learn more about the barriers to discharging patients to lower levels of care. In some cases, patients waiting for transfer can occupy as many as 10% of the available beds in […]