Behavioral Health

The Cost of the Status Quo: The Consequences of Prolonged ED Boarding 

The Washington Post recently published the article “An autistic teen needed mental health help. He spent weeks in an ER instead.” It is beyond distressing to hear repeated stories about the suffering of patients and families like Zach’s, spending days and in this case months in the emergency department waiting for a transition to behavioral […]

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 […]

Checklist Available for System Involved Youth in Acute Hospital Settings

Who Hospital Council Hospital social work managers Mental health providers Children’s law center attorneys Child protective services counsel What The Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force held a robust discussion on impacts and nuances related to child protective services foster youth ending up in an emergency department due to a mental health condition.A workgroup was […]

XFERALL Webinar Now Available On Demand

In case you missed it, last month’s webinar on XFERALL, a new tool designed to help reduce the strain on emergency departments (EDs) and get behavioral health patients to appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities more quickly, is now available as an on-demand recording.

Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force Collaborating on New Communication Tool

Who Hospital Council Leaders of: General acute care hospitals Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals County behavioral health departments Non-hospital outpatient behavioral health programs What The task force was presented with a pamphlet developed in the state of Nevada that includes education and resources for families whose youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. Takeaway/Next Steps A work […]

Webinar Will Detail New Behavioral Health Patient Transfer Technology

Hospital Council is hosting a webinar on March 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT) to discuss XFERALL, a new tool designed to help hospitals reduce the strain on overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) and get behavioral health patients to appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities along the entire continuum of care more quickly.