Rural Health Care

Healthcare Professional Shortage Area Designations Reviewed

Who What A Healthcare Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation is critical for many recruitment efforts in hospitals and clinics, as the designation brings with it access to some state and federal programs offering tuition reimbursement, grants, visa waivers, and more. Some HPSA designations are automatic and tied to a specific clinic or facility, and other […]

Northern Sierra Hospitals Advocate for Rural Health Access

Who What The Northern Sierra Section met on April 10 at Sutter Health Park with an agenda focused on information sharing between and among hospitals, the California Hospital Association (CHA), and Hospital Council.    During the hospital roundtable, it became evident that integrating advanced practice professionals (APPs) into the care model poses challenges for several hospitals. […]

Addressing Emergency Department Challenges in Northern Sierra

Who What Hospital Council efforts to sustain rural ambulance services continue. The newly formed coalition of state associations, LEMSAs, ambulance providers, county supervisors, and other entities will move next to do an analysis. While all members of the coalition are aware of the rural ambulance service crisis and its potential to worsen, data and patient […]

Orchestrating Health Care Accessibility in Rural California

Who What As member hospitals and Humboldt County progress toward the construction of a behavioral health crisis triage center (a plan developed with Hospital Council in 2022), 2024 is shaping up to be a year of community collaboratives. Sonoma County has announced a multi-county behavioral health collaborative day on May 30, Adventist Health’s Ukiah Valley Incubate […]

Hospital Council Participates in Rural-Focused Events

Who What Hospital Council participated in two recent gatherings, one with ITUP and another with CSRHA. ITUP has new leadership and is seeking input on strategic direction. Hospital Council was asked to provide a perspective on rural hospitals and shared critical workforce and funding challenges. The CSRHA event emphasized that California is a rural state […]

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

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