Section Update

Enhanced Power Safety Shutoffs Program Provides Greater Certainty

Who Member hospitals Hospital Council What For many hospitals in the north state, the threat of wildfires and the related power outages are a real threat to their ability to provide patient care and remain solvent. Most of them are served by PG&E and, thanks to improvements in weather modeling, vegetation reduction, grid hardening, and […]

Exploring Ways to Support Broadband Access in the Central Valley

Who Member hospitals Hospital Council California Association of Health Facilities What Hospital Council is engaging with member hospitals and other health care entities in the Central Valley to explore ways to support and expand equal broadband access throughout this portion of the state. Access to reliable, high-speed internet is critical to the facilitation of telehealth […]

Sutter Santa Rosa Opens New Tower

Who Sutter Santa Rosa leadership Santa Rosa community members What On April 29, Sutter Santa Rosa leadership and community members gathered for a ribbon cutting of Sutter’s new, 60,000-square-foot expansion tower. The tower adds 40 private patient rooms, two operating suites, an endoscopy room, 13 additional outpatient care beds, 11 post-acute bays, and nine emergency […]

Stanislaus County Discussing New EMS Agency Designation Fees

Who Hospital Council California Hospital Association Stanislaus County Member hospital leaders What The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted earlier this year to withdraw from Mountain-Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency — a Joint Powers Authority including four other counties — to create its own single-county local EMS agency to improve services, achieve greater regulatory […]

Hospital Leaders Meet with Rep. LaMalfa’s Office

Who Northern Sierra Section hospital leaders Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s office What On April 12, four hospital leaders representing the Northern Sierra Section met with U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s (R, CA-1) Washington, D.C., office to provide local perspectives and impacts for when hospital issues soon present themselves in Congress. The emphasis was on the need for […]

Meetings Resume to Discuss Contra Costa County Ambulance Patient Offload Times

Who Contra Costa County hospitals Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Hospital Council What Hospital Council has resumed regular meetings with Contra Costa County hospitals, County Emergency Medical Services, and the County Fire Protection District regarding ambulance patient offload times (APOT). At the first meeting since the pandemic, hospital […]

Collaboration on Community Health Needs Assessment

Who Hospital Council Monterey County What The hospitals in Monterey County have decided to work collaboratively with the county health department, United Way of Monterey County, and Hospital Council in developing a joint Community Health Needs Assessment. The collaboration has come together and developed a public relations campaign to encourage the community to participate in […]

Moving From Pandemic to Endemic in Santa Clara County

Who Hospital Council Santa Clara County COOs What Hospital COOs in Santa Clara County met recently to share how they are trying to move their organizations and staff from a pandemic mindset to an endemic mindset. The meeting was separated into three categories: patients, visitors, and staff. Many of their policies around break rooms, not […]

Hospital Task Force to Address Perinatal Equity and Black Infant Health

Who Hospital Council Santa Clara County What The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has directed the Public Health Department to work with providers and stakeholders throughout the county to address perinatal equity and black infant health. The Public Health Department asked Hospital Council to help bring hospitals together to create a Hospital Task Force […]