The newsroom includes access to Council Connect, our twice-monthly newsletter on Hospital Council’s work. Key articles and issues of interest, along with the President’s Message, are included below.

Hospitals Focus on Trauma Response

Who What The Central Valley Trauma Symposium on May 17 in Clovis had over 400 attendees last week, filling the Clovis Veterans Memorial District auditorium.    Drawing participants from across the state, this annual convening was a day-long event with over a dozen presenters on topics, including specific injury and care situations (acute spine injuries, burns, […]

UCSF Health Breaks Ground at Parnassus Medical Center

Who What UCSF Health officially broke ground at its Parnassus Medical Center on April 27. The ceremony was attended by a slew of local, state, and national dignitaries, including Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis (D-CA), Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), San Francisco Mayor London Breed, UC Regent John Perez, UC Regent […]

Hospitals Impacted by Santa Clara County Budget Concerns

Who What Santa Clara County’s budget work has begun for the coming fiscal year, and questions regarding changes to excess Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) allocation are at the forefront. As one of five counties that have excess ERAFs, Santa Clara County uses the supplemental funds for a variety of activities to support operations and […]

Closing Mental Health Awareness Month in Conversation and Collaboration

Who What The Sonoma County Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with Hospital Council and Dartmouth College’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science program, has invited behavioral health leaders from across northern California to participate in facilitated discussions on May 30 in Santa Rosa, following the successful 2023 Sonoma County community collaborative on behavioral […]

Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recognizes as a time “to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being and provide resources and information to support individuals and communities who may need mental health support.”  

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. […]

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 […]

SB 43 Implementation Collaborative Forms in Sacramento Region

Who What Forty hospital, county, and community leaders in behavioral health from the seven-county Sacramento region convened on April 30 to discuss collaborating on strategies to comply with Senate Bill (SB) 43. Although all seven counties have formally postponed implementation for as late as January 2026, it was clear that it will take much of […]

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