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A pediatric nurse expresses gratitude after his co-workers save his daughter’s life.
Who What Hospital Council convened a meeting of Kern County hospitals and Kern Behavioral Health to discuss the process of writing 5150s. The current system allows only for the Mobile Evaluation Team to write holds, which has created bottlenecks. Participants discussed changes coming to the 5150 writing process, including allowing some hospitals to begin writing holds in-house and […]
Who What The Sonoma Health Alliance (SHA) is a collaboration between Sonoma County hospitals, Sonoma County Department of Health Services Leadership, and Hospital Council that discusses pertinent health needs of Sonoma County residents, primarily focusing on behavioral health. In late August, SHA stakeholders convened at the Sonoma County Department of Health Services building to discuss […]
Who What Santa Cruz County hospitals recently met with Central California Alliance for Health, housing advocates, and county representatives from public health, emergency medical services, behavioral health, and the County Administration Office to discuss homeless support services. The group will be meeting quarterly to discuss issues around shelter availability and data sharing. Our next meeting will […]
XFERALL is Easing the Delays in Finding Appropriate Treatment for Youth in Behavioral Health Crisis
While emergency department (ED) visits for other medical causes that affect children declined in the early stages of the pandemic, the number of children’s mental health-related ED visits rose 24% among 5- to 11-year-olds. It also surged 31% among 12- to 17-year-olds in April 2020 through October 2020, compared to that period in 2019, according to a November 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
The claims administration process is moving forward for hospitals eligible for a major settlement with Visa/Mastercard through Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG).
Tahoe Forest Health System’s donation of an automated external defibrillator to Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue will be a great tool to help the all-volunteer organization assist patients who are in cardiac arrest.
Who What In rural Northern California, patients with dual diagnoses, challenging medical or behavioral health issues, or those who are experiencing homelessness are not as common as in urban areas. However, they are present and significantly impact hospital staff and resources, with some staying months or even years. Many times, the case’s complexity has never […]