Behavioral Health

Kern County Behavioral Health Meeting

Who What Hospital Council convened a meeting of Kern County hospitals and Kern Behavioral Health to discuss the process of writing 5150s. The current system allows only for the Mobile Evaluation Team to write holds, which has created bottlenecks. Participants discussed changes coming to the 5150 writing process, including allowing some hospitals to begin writing holds in-house and […]

Sonoma Health Alliance Celebrates Major Funding Milestones

Who What The Sonoma Health Alliance (SHA) is a collaboration between Sonoma County hospitals, Sonoma County Department of Health Services Leadership, and Hospital Council that discusses pertinent health needs of Sonoma County residents, primarily focusing on behavioral health. In late August, SHA stakeholders convened at the Sonoma County Department of Health Services building to discuss […]

Humboldt County Community Collaboration Yields Million-Dollar Grant Award

Who What On June 23, Mad River Community Hospital was notified it had been awarded $12.3 million for the construction of a Behavioral Health Crisis Triage Center (BHCTC). The stakeholder group outlined above first met in June 2022 and, over the course of six months, evaluated community need, conceptualized what meeting that need would look like, […]

Financial Instability, Other Issues Discussed

Who What Leaders gathered in person in Napa to meet new colleagues (welcome Abhishek Dosi of Kaiser Permanente and Troy Gideon of Providence), discuss critical issues, and enjoy an evening of fine company in the bucolic Napa Valley. Following a discussion of hospital financial viability and CHA’s related advocacy, the conversation coalesced around three top […]

Conversation on Youth Mental Health Group

Who Over 30 representatives from San Joaquin County school districts, hospitals, community-based organizations, and county behavioral health services What These stakeholders gathered for a Community Conversation on Youth Mental Health on May 19 to discuss existing programs and resources for kids needing behavioral health support. They also identified gaps in the system and populations not […]

Addressing Challenging Discharges in Santa Clara County

Who What Several of the hospitals in Santa Clara County have expressed concern about discharge challenges and have asked Hospital Council to bring together hospitals, health plans, and county services to discuss possible solutions. As our population gets older, there is a lack of skilled-nursing beds to serve the aging population in the county. In […]