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RVP Roundup

Since 2019, local hospitals have expressed concerns about understaffing at the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SCEMSA). Operating with between one-third and one-half of the staffing of comparable local emergency medical services agencies in Northern California, SCEMSA is simply not able to fully perform its responsibilities for oversight of emergency medical services (EMS) providers, data analytics, […]

RVP Roundup

On Feb. 10, RVP Rebecca Rozen convened Solano County hospital leaders to meet with Supervisor Mitch Mashburn. Mashburn, who was elected to the board in 2020, introduced his staff and shared his goals and priorities with hospitals. There was good discussion about the shared interest in addressing the needs of the county’s most vulnerable populations by improving […]

RVP Roundup

A collection of 10 far-northern counties is considering working together to change their counties’ structure for Medi-Cal managed care to a county organized health system.  A decision must be made soon to adhere with the state’s request for proposal process, with a deadline for each county to submit a letter of intent by March 31. If successful, the […]

Health Care Heroes Leading COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

From the very start of the pandemic, hospital workers have demonstrated incredible dedication, compassion, courage, and skill as they care for our communities — something that Californians will forever be grateful for. Now, they’re leading the vaccination rollout across the country, spurring hope for an eventual end to the pandemic. Our Health California (OHC) included heroes from […]

Doing What is Right is Not Always Easy

Grief, anger, exhaustion, frustration — COVID-19 has been about so many different things for so many people. For hospitals — and their front-line workers — as many are well aware, it’s been about saving lives. Put simply, it’s been about “doing the right thing.” At the first Hospital Council board meeting of the year, that […]

RVP Roundup

On Feb. 2, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to create a Community Advisory Committee for Measure X, which was passed by voters in November. Measure X raises the local sales tax by a half cent and places the revenue into the county’s general fund, though the ballot language did indicate that funding for the […]

RVP Roundup

On Feb. 8, RVP David Bacci participated in a hospital collaboration with Fresno County to discuss successes and areas for improvement related to the pandemic. Keeping in mind that there could be another surge fueled by increased mobility and virus variants, the group discussed opportunities to ensure that processes are improved. The group is now working on triggers, which […]

RVP Roundup

Here’s a look at how Hospital Council’s RVPs have been working on behalf of hospitals over the past few weeks. Since 2019, local hospitals have expressed concerns about understaffing at the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SCEMSA). Operating with between one-third and one-half of the staffing of comparable local emergency medical services agencies in Northern California, […]

Need Staff? These Companies May Be Able to Help

With the state’s recent revocation of the nurse staffing ratio waivers and the continuing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, some hospitals may need additional staff. If so, some of Hospital Council’s endorsed business partners — companies that are genuinely helpful to hospitals — may be able to help. These agencies may be able to help:   Merritt-Hawkins: Permanent placement (physicians)  Staff Care: Short term (physician specialties, advanced practice providers, pharmacy, […]