Here’s a look at how Hospital Council’s RVPs have been working on behalf of hospitals over the past few weeks.
Executive leaders from the North Bay Section convened on March 17. Hospital Council CEO Bryan J. Bucklew led with a summary of the challenges facing California hospitals. Bucklew noted specifically that 40% of hospitals were losing money prior to COVID-19 and another 20% were barely breaking even.
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.
On Feb. 8, RVP David Bacci participated in a hospital collaboration with Fresno County to discuss successes and areas for improvement related to the pandemic. Keeping in mind that there could be another surge fueled by increased mobility and virus variants, the group discussed opportunities to ensure that processes are improved. The group is now working on triggers, which […]
Since 2019, local hospitals have expressed concerns about understaffing at the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SCEMSA). Operating with between one-third and one-half of the staffing of comparable local emergency medical services agencies in Northern California, SCEMSA is simply not able to fully perform its responsibilities for oversight of emergency medical services (EMS) providers, data analytics, […]
On Feb. 10, RVP Rebecca Rozen convened Solano County hospital leaders to meet with Supervisor Mitch Mashburn. Mashburn, who was elected to the board in 2020, introduced his staff and shared his goals and priorities with hospitals. There was good discussion about the shared interest in addressing the needs of the county’s most vulnerable populations by improving […]