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Vaccination a Priority for Hospitals, but the Challenges Are Many

Although the vaccine may be helping to turn the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not out of the woods just yet. Hospitalizations have started to level off in some parts of the state and counties are slowly reopening, but other regions remain teetering on the brink and are faced with the prospect of having […]

RVP Roundup

On Dec. 16, the Fresno Hospital Council office convened community benefits managers from the hospitals in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties. The group had an initial conversation about the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment. The discussion revolved around what parts of the report process the hospitals want to collaborate on, where they can potentially overlap […]

RVP Roundup

On Dec. 21, at the request of Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO Kelly Mather, RVPs Meghan Hardin and T Abraham hosted a call with Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and CHA advocacy staff. Mather spoke about the critical need for amended 2030 seismic legislation for Sonoma Valley Hospital. If the legislation stands as is, the hospital will […]

RVP Roundup

Hospitals in Santa Clara County have been meeting daily to share information on hospital status and issues of concern, identify and address level-loading needs, and discuss vaccination strategies.

The Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency is concerned about patient offload times at certain hospitals. The medical director is investigating new, creative workflows to help with some of the hardest hit hospitals, with a goal of getting 911 ambulances back into the system as quickly as possible. CHA staff, RVP Jo Coffaro, and several hospital […]

Aragón Appointed CDPH Director

On Dec. 7, Tomás Aragón, the current health officer for the City and County of San Francisco and Director of the Population Health Division for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, was appointed director of the California Department of Public Health. Aragón has held the positions in San Francisco since 2011. In addition, he has been […]