About Central Valley
Hospital Council’s Central Valley presence includes:
- The Kern / Eastern Sierra Section, comprised of 14 hospitals that represent over 1,600 licensed beds in Inyo, Kern and Mono Counties.
- The Fresno / Madera Section, comprised of 12 hospitals that represent over 2,200 licensed beds in Fresno and Madera Counties.
- The Central Coast Section, comprised of four hospitals that represent approximately 451 licensed beds, in San Luis Obispo County.
- The Tulare / Kings Section, comprised of four hospitals that represent over 800 licensed beds in Tulare and Kings counties.
2025 Community Health Needs Assessment
Who What On Nov. 2, CEOs from the Kern/Eastern Sierra Section held their final meeting of the year. In addition to reviewing the 2023 legislative year and looking ahead to the priorities for 2024, the CEOs focused on plans for seismic compliance and community ally-building. Work is underway to build allies, and the section’s CEOs will work […]
Who What Hospital Council’s Fresno/Madera/Tulare/Kings section regularly convenes a behavioral health workgroup, locally called the 5150 workgroup, which includes hospital members and county partners. Their recent September meeting marked the first in-person meeting of the 5150 workgroup since 2020 and was held at the Central Valley’s newest behavioral health hospital, River Vista. The hospital began accepting […]
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 In July, CEOs from hospitals in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Mono, and Inyo counties were invited to Visalia for an in-person joint-section CEO meeting. This meeting, which had been held virtually for the past few years, covered changes in the California Department of Public Health surveys since the end of the pandemic declaration […]
Who What In late June, Rep. Jim Costa hosted a nursing summit for representatives from academia, health care, elected officials’ offices, and the Board of Registered Nursing to brainstorm ideas to combat the nursing workforce shortage in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Attendees were divided into groups and given questions to solve with out-of-the-box solutions from […]
Who Member hospitals Hospital Council California Association of Health Facilities What Hospital Council is engaging with member hospitals and other health care entities in the Central Valley to explore ways to support and expand equal broadband access throughout this portion of the state. Access to reliable, high-speed internet is critical to the facilitation of telehealth […]
Who • Hospital Council• Central Valley Workforce Development Agencies• Member hospitals What Hospital Council has been participating in the Good Jobs Challenge grant to fund more nursing education for the Central Valley. Hospital Council has helped the workforce agencies connect with members to provide feedback on what is needed in the future workforce and has […]
Who Hospital Council Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties public health departments Hospitals What On Feb. 2, Hospital Council convened members and public health departments from the four-county area to review the findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA was the largest collaboration to date to look at the needs of […]