Central Valley

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.

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 […]

Exploring Ways to Support Broadband Access in the Central Valley

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 […]

Hospital Council Continues Efforts on Good Jobs Challenge

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 […]

Reviewing the Findings of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment 

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 […]

Walmart Honors Health Care Heroes with Free Meals

Hospital Council and its foundation were honored to support a One Team opportunity for health care workers. Walmart, through CHA and Hospital Council, provided $200,000 toward appreciation meals for hospitals with ICUs in the Central Valley, one of the state’s most impacted areas.

RVP Roundup

Hospital Council is actively engaged in meeting with supervisors in Kern and San Luis Obispo counties to provide updates on the progress made by their hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. These meetings are being held throughout March and are focused on highlighting hospital work, ongoing needs of the community, and strengthening ongoing relationships between the counties and Hospital […]