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Hospitals Participate in Bay Area UASI Decontamination Workgroup Project

Who Bay Area hospitals Bay Area emergency service agencies Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative What The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) held three tabletop exercises in a number of Bay Area counties. Although this was a virtual event, it was well attended by several fire departments, law enforcement agencies, local emergency medical […]

Humboldt County Collaborative Addresses Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Challenges

Who Arcata Police Department   Humboldt County Sheriff   Waterfront Recovery Center   Humboldt County Health & Human Services   California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt   Mad River Community Hospital   Providence St. Joseph Health, Eureka    K’ima:w Medical Center   Open Door Health   Humboldt County Community Safety Engagement Team   North Coast Emergency Medical Services   Yurok Potowat Health Village What On July […]

North Bay Section Reconnects in Person

Who North Bay section members CHA & Hospital Council What Hospital Council’s North Bay Section convened for its first in-person section meeting in nearly three years on June 23. Meeting in St. Helena, North Bay leaders enjoyed reconnecting with their peers in a semi-open-air setting to discuss health care policy, finance, workforce development, disaster preparedness, […]

Meetings Aim to Improve Patient Flow from Acute to Long-Term Care

Who Member hospitals in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties Local SNFs What Hospital Council has begun meetings with members in the Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Section to better understand the issues facing general acute care hospitals (GACHs) when trying to discharge a patient to long-term care. The barriers to transfer vary, but they fall broadly into issues […]

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

Sacramento Sees Big Increase in Non-Emergency 911 Calls for Ambulances The pandemic has caused many people to delay needed health care. Now, first-line responders are seeing many more people call 911 for non-emergency care, which reduces the response capacity for time-sensitive and life-threatening situations — and imposes a substantial burden on emergency response systems and […]

Hospital Input Needed for Workforce Survey

As hospitals face critical employee shortages, workforce data are essential to providing insight on questions regarding the supply, demand, and distribution of health professionals. Each quarter, member hospitals are invited to participate in the Hospital Association of Southern California’s (HASC) Health Care Workforce Survey, which captures data on turnover, new hires, and vacancies for all positions, […]

Health Care Workers Valued with Innovative Wellness Program

When workers at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District in the Shasta County town of Fall River Mills became overwhelmed by the pandemic, the hospital launched an innovative program and hired a wellness coordinator, to assess and tend to the needs of other staff. Learn more about the role of the wellness coordinator, whose goal is to help […]

Hospital Council to Hold Webinar on Active Threat Prevention and Response

To address the growing violence directed at hospital employees, Hospital Council is holding an Active Threat Prevention and Response webinar on Aug. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT). This webinar is designed specifically for health care workers, including medical and professional support staff, who may encounter potentially dangerous individuals.