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In Wake Of Supervisor Recall, Shasta County HHS Director Resigns

Who Shasta County What While COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are trending downward, the impacts of the pandemic will be felt for some time. Most notable are workforce challenges, both in the short and long term, and for both clinical and non-clinical positions. Another impact has been the recall of a county supervisor in Shasta County, […]

Executive Leadership Changes In The Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, And Merced Areas

Who Adventist Health Dignity Health Kaiser Permanente Sutter Health Tenet Health What Changes that have taken place over the past few months include: Adventist Health Chris Champlin was appointed president of Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital, replacing Rick Rawson, who retired. Dignity Health Edmundo Castañeda, former president and CEO of Mercy General Hospital and Woodland […]

Reviewing the Findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment 

Who  Hospital Council Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties public health departments Hospitals  What On Feb. 2, Hospital Council convened members and public health departments from the four-county area to review the findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA was the largest collaboration to date to look at the needs of […]

As COVID-19 Numbers Decline, Many Critical Areas of Focus Remain

Nearly two years into the pandemic, and on the heels of a fourth COVID-19 wave that rivaled the past three, it appears that there may be some good news on the horizon. COVID-19 positivity rates are dropping, and hospitalizations seem to have levelled off or are slightly decreasing, an early sign that perhaps the unprecedented surge brought on by the omicron variant is slowing.

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