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Since early 2020, the Hospital Council has convened a Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force, which consists of leaders of general acute care hospitals, stand-alone psychiatric hospitals, county behavioral health departments, and non-hospital outpatient behavioral health programs.
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.
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 […]
For those who haven’t seen it yet, CHA has modernized and redesigned its website for desktop and mobile. Designed to help members find the information they need quicker and easier, the new site reorganizes the materials CHA provides, sorting them by the topics that matter most to members. Content can be filtered not just by issue area, […]
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.
On April 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on how to comply with the new Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) supplier diversity regulations. The statutes require hospitals to report on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled-veteran business enterprise procurement efforts by July 1.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]