Clinical Care

The Gift of Time

From her grief after her daughter was born with a genetic abnormality, Ashley Agnitch found a way to help hospitals comfort other families in the same situation. 

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 […]

New APOT Materials Available for Hospitals

As CHA and Hospital Council continue to work on hospitals’ behalf to help educate about ambulance patient offload times (APOT), we have developed materials that members can use when talking with the public, media, lawmakers, or other key stakeholders about this issue.

March Madness is EVERYWHERE!

For any college basketball fan, there’s no time like late March. The NCAA Tournament is in full swing, and with any luck your team is still in the hunt — and at the very least your bracket is still relatively intact.

Update on New APOT Policy from Falck Ambulance in Alameda County

Who Alameda County hospitals Falck Ambulance Hospital Council What On March 1, Falck Ambulance (Alameda County’s 911 provider) implemented a new ambulance patient offload time (APOT) policy for a 60-day trial period. In response to concerns raised by Hospital Council, the policy was revised to drop the provision to bill hospitals for offloads that exceed […]