Section Update

SacValley MedShare Helps Coordinate Care

Who SacValley MedShare Health care providers and plans Hospital Council What SacValley MedShare (SVMS) is the largest health information exchange (HIE) in the far north state, serving many hospitals, clinics, counties, ambulances, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, health plans, labs, imaging centers, and independent practice physicians. In June, thanks to continued growth in health […]

Hospitals Meet With Assembly Member Lori Wilson

Who Assembly Member Lori Wilson Hospital Council Hospitals and health systems in Assembly District 11 What On May 27, Hospital Council hosted an introductory meeting with Assembly Member Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City) and hospitals in her district. The Assembly member ran unopposed in a special election for the District 11 Assembly seat in April and […]

Nursing Executive Summit Explores Workforce Development

Who Hospital Council Chief nursing executives Nursing school administrators and professors What On June 16, chief nursing executives from across San Francisco met with administrators and professors from nursing schools throughout the Bay Area, including University of San Francisco, City College of San Francisco, College of San Mateo, Gurnick, and others. The purpose of this […]

San Mateo Section Holds First Meeting of the Year

Who Hospital Council San Mateo Section hospital CEOs What San Mateo held its first section meeting of the year in late May. It was a quick meeting to discuss current legislation and what types of activities the CEOs believe make a successful regional association. The health care leaders agreed that having a strong relationship with […]

Santa Clara Government Relations Officers Meet with Board of Supervisors Candidates

Who Santa Clara County hospital government relations officers Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors district candidates What Government relations officers from several hospitals in Santa Clara County met with Sylvia Arenas and Johnny Khamis, the two leading candidates for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Both candidates shared their priorities if […]

San Mateo Government Relations Officers Meet with Assembly Candidate

Who San Mateo Section government relations officers Assembly District 28 candidate Gail Pellerin What Hospital Council’s San Mateo Section invited the candidates running to represent Assembly District 28 to meet with the government relations officers from the district’s hospitals. This was an opportunity for the candidates to get to know the hospitals from their district […]

Redwood Coast Section Gathers for In-Person Meeting

Who Hospital Council and CHA  Hospital executives  Local health officials American Hospital Management Corporation  What Gathering for the first in-person section meeting of Hospital Council’s Redwood Coast Section in over two years, attendees enjoyed a lively discussion spanning California public policy related to health care, staffing challenges, and behavioral health and substance use disorder. The […]

Hospital Council, CHA Staff Visit Humboldt County Hospitals

Who • Hospital Council and CHA• Hospital executives• Local health officials• Verily Life Sciences What Following a successful behavioral health collaborative, Meghan Hardin (Hospital Council), Kirsten Barlow (CHA), and Verily’s Rebecca Messing Haigler visited the four general acute care hospitals (GACH) and the lone psychiatric health facility, Sempervirens, in Humboldt County. While they varied in the […]

Stakeholders Gather to Discuss Behavioral Health in Humboldt County

Who Hospital Council and CHA Hospital executives California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt  Local health officials  Community safety leaders  Emergency medical services personnel  Verily Life Sciences  What Behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment stakeholders in Humboldt County met with Hospital Council and CHA leadership on June 1 at The Historic Eagle House in downtown Eureka […]

City of Berkeley Proposes Fair Workweek Ordinance

Who Berkeley hospitals and health systems Hospital Council What The Berkeley City Council’s Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community Committee is holding a series of hearings to discuss a proposed fair workweek ordinance. The draft ordinance would require employers in the city of Berkeley with 50 or more employees globally to adhere to certain scheduling […]