Sacramento Hospitals Engage in Annual Cap-to-Cap

Who What On April 14-17, a strong contingent from the hospital community was among the 425 business, civic, and local government leaders who participated in the 52nd annual Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) advocacy trip hosted by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.   Participants met with members of the Sacramento area House delegation, inland North State members, both […]

Redwood Coast Hospitals Discuss Pressing Issues

Who What The leaders of the five hospitals representing Del Norte and Humboldt counties gathered in person on April 16 to welcome Mike Lane (Sutter Coast) and Michael Keleman (Providence Eureka and Redwood) to the section and discuss pressing hospital issues. All leaders present expressed concern over workforce availability and cost; Humboldt and Del Norte […]

Next Gen Workforce Pipeline Talks Begin in Santa Clara

Who What Thirteen health care leaders from hospitals, community clinics, skilled-nursing facilities, and behavioral health facilities joined a conversation on health care workforce challenges. They discussed a framework to address the challenges using a collaboration methodology called Next Gen Health Sector Partnerships.    The April 16 meeting resulted in the creation of workgroups on:  Takeaway/Next Steps […]

North Bay Leaders Discuss Workforce and Access

Who What The North Bay Section gathered in person on March 13 to hear an overview of Hospital Council and CHA’s 2024 priorities and discuss health care workforce development. Highlights include:   Takeaway/Next Steps Participants noted their appreciation for having a space where they can speak candidly with colleagues and learn from one another’s experience. Hospital […]

City of Berkeley Fair Workweek Ordinance Becomes Effective Jan. 12 


Hospitals with health care facilities located in the city of Berkeley   


The city of Berkeley’s Fair Workweek Ordinance goes into effect on Jan. 12. Passed in 2022, the ordinance requires employers in Berkeley to adhere to certain scheduling and notification requirements for shifts, provide predictability pay to all employees, and offer work to existing employees first.  

Workforce Initiative to Launch in Santa Clara County

Who What At the Santa Clara Section meeting on Oct. 31, Kaiser – San Jose medical administration leader Priya Smith and Hospital Council RVP Jo Coffaro discussed plans to co-lead a new workforce initiative called Next Gen.    The goal of the initiative is to identify workforce challenges and collaborate with partners such as community clinics, […]

Hospital Council Convenes Meeting on Nurse Training Program

Who What Hospital Council brought these parties together on Sept. 15 at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton to learn about the Helping Our People Elevate (HOPE) Program Regional Nurse Training initiative. Leaders from St. Joseph’s Medical Center and San Joaquin Delta College explained how they developed the HOPE incumbent worker training program […]

Summit Attendees Brainstorm Ideas to Address Central Valley’s Nursing Shortage

Who What In late June, Rep. Jim Costa hosted a nursing summit for representatives from academia, health care, elected officials’ offices, and the Board of Registered Nursing to brainstorm ideas to combat the nursing workforce shortage in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Attendees were divided into groups and given questions to solve with out-of-the-box solutions from […]