Coronavirus

Turning the Page on the Pandemic

For more than 15 months, while most of the state, and the country, hunkered down — created home offices, studied via Zoom, and ordered takeout dinners to avoid the potential for COVID-19 infection — your hospitals were on the front lines, each and every day. While many retreated, you confronted the pandemic head-on.

What the Military Can Teach Us About Resiliency

The pandemic that has consumed the country — the world — for more than a year has come with a hefty psychological toll for many, especially hospital staff and front-line health care workers. They’ve been working non-stop to care for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. Staff burnout is real, and it’s been the topic of […]

Walmart Honors Health Care Heroes with Free Meals

Hospital Council and its foundation were honored to support a One Team opportunity for health care workers. Walmart, through CHA and Hospital Council, provided $200,000 toward appreciation meals for hospitals with ICUs in the Central Valley, one of the state’s most impacted areas.

RVP Roundup

As part of a North Bay Business Journal series looking at the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020 and how North Bay businesses are recovering, RVP Meghan Hardin had the opportunity to submit a column on what hospitals have learned from the pandemic.

RVP Roundup

The first Northern Sierra section meeting of the year was held in March and included the state’s expert on community paramedicine programs, which will go into place next year. He offered some examples, and the one of greatest interest had to do with getting behavioral health patients to treatment sites rather than being warehoused in emergency departments. While the […]

RVP Roundup

On April 5, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors held a special briefing with its federal lobbyist about the American Rescue Plan (Alameda County is expecting to receive $326 million in direct funding), followed by discussion of additional initiatives to watch for from the Biden administration.

RVP Roundup

On Feb. 24, Hospital Council participated in a meeting of north state CNOs to discuss the need for nurse educators and the bottleneck that presents for hiring nurses. Meghan Hardin was introduced as new RVP for Redwood Coast and North Bay counties. Hospital Council is working with the leaders of a number of Northern California […]

RVP Roundup

Hospital Council is actively engaged in meeting with supervisors in Kern and San Luis Obispo counties to provide updates on the progress made by their hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. These meetings are being held throughout March and are focused on highlighting hospital work, ongoing needs of the community, and strengthening ongoing relationships between the counties and Hospital […]

RVP Roundup

Throughout March, Hospital Council is meeting with Oakland city councilmembers and hospitals in Oakland to establish relationships and introduce Hospital Council as a resource and partner. Two councilmembers are new and were just elected in November. To date, dialogue has been positive and focused on mutual issues of concern, including the impacts of COVID-19, the […]