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.

Central Valley Restarts Surge Meetings

Who What The Central Valley’s Kern and Fresno/Madera/Tulare/Kings (FMTK) County sections have restarted regular meetings for members to coordinate with public health to coordinate and address the issues that are arising from the current surge. Hospital Council will participate in the Kern Section’s monthly meetings when they begin again this week. In the FMTK Section, […]

Rep. Costa Discusses Nursing Shortage

Who What The office of Rep. Jim Costa requested a meeting with Hospital Council to discuss the impacts of the nursing shortage on Central California’s hospitals. The initial meeting covered the issues at play and set the stage for future collaboration involving hospital members, colleges, and elected officials. Hospital Council and Rep. Costa’s office are […]

Central Valley Hospitals Explore Ways to Increase Local Supplier Diversity

Who Local Chambers of Commerce Member Hospitals What Hospital Council is beginning to explore, along with member hospitals, partnering with local chambers of commerce to increase supplier diversity. This work is meant to raise the profile of local, minority-owned businesses to allow them the opportunity to bid on contracts. Meetings are ongoing and will continue […]

Discussion Continues on Discharge Barriers in Central Valley

Who Central Valley member hospitals What Hospital Council, along with CHA, has been meeting with member hospitals in the Fresno/Madera and Tulare/Kings sections to learn more about the barriers to discharging patients to lower levels of care. In some cases, patients waiting for transfer can occupy as many as 10% of the available beds in […]

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 […]