Hospital Operations

Rural Health Information Exchange Is Now Statewide

Who What SVMS has announced its expansion from a regional to a statewide qualified health information organization by partnering with Dignity Health. SVMS is set to extend its health data exchange services to over 30 Dignity hospitals across the state.   Over a decade ago, the Northern Sierra Section of Hospital Council and its hospital members […]

Community Responds to Service Line Adjustments in Santa Clara

Who What In February, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, an HCA hospital, announced plans to close its level two trauma, ST-elevation myocardial infarction program, and downgrade the current comprehensive stroke designation to a primary stroke designation. In late April, the Santa Clara EMSA presented its Health Impact Report to the Santa Clara County Board […]

UCSF Health Reaches Agreement with Dignity Health to Acquire Two San Francisco Hospitals

Who What UCSF Health has signed a definitive agreement with Dignity Health to acquire Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, along with associated outpatient clinics in San Francisco. UCSF Health hopes to close the transaction this spring.   UCSF Health has committed to maintaining Saint Francis and St. Mary’s existing services, ensuring patients have […]

2023 PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program: Information for Hospitals

The Healthcare Energy Fitness Initiative (HEFI) is a comprehensive energy efficiency solution designed to support PG&E health care customers save money by optimizing their energy performance. This unique program provides no-cost expert technical services, end-to-end project support, and lucrative financial incentives to qualifying customers.

Register for this webinar and learn how a team of experienced energy experts and highly qualified Delivery Partners, along with your PG&E Account Manager, will help projects get identified, approved, funded, and completed so you can focus on delivering patient care.

Sacramento City Council Committee Commissions Economic Assessment for Proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance

Who What On June 20, the Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee considered a proposed ordinance to institute a $25/hour minimum wage on all health care organizations within the city. Hospital Council coordinated the opposition to this move, mobilizing a strong showing at the hearing.   The opposition collation persuaded three out of four committee […]