East Bay

About East Bay

The East Bay Section of the Hospital Council is comprised of 35 hospitals, representing 5,829 licensed beds in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties.

 

 

 

 

 

East Bay Section Membership Meetings

Who What On May 15, Solano County hospital leaders convened to discuss local implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 43 and hospitals’ top concerns as Solano County prepares its request for proposals for ambulance services in the fall. Members also shared recent unsatisfactory experiences with the California Department of Public Health Santa Rosa district office and […]

East Bay EDA Event Spotlights Health Care Innovation

Who What As a member of the East Bay EDA’s board of directors, RVP Rebecca Rozen moderated a panel discussion on innovation in health care for the alliance, which included government and business leaders, on May 16.   Over 90 attendees turned out to hear hospital and physician leaders from John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter […]

Alameda and Solano Hospitals Invited to Plan for SB 43 Implementation

Who What Senate Bill (SB) 43, which was signed into law in October 2023, expands the definition of “gravely disabled” for the involuntary detention, treatment, or conservatorship of individuals with behavioral health conditions to include those living with severe substance use disorders (SUDs).   All East Bay counties elected to delay implementation of this new law […]

Contra Costa Fire Protection District to Implement New APOT Policy in March  

Who What The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and its ambulance subcontractor, AMR, plan to implement a new ambulance patient offload time (APOT) policy in March. Under the new policy, ambulance personnel who have been waiting for 60 minutes to transfer patients in need of hospital emergency department (ED) services may “immediately mov[e] the […]

City of Berkeley Fair Workweek Ordinance Becomes Effective Jan. 12 

Who

Hospitals with health care facilities located in the city of Berkeley   

What

The city of Berkeley’s Fair Workweek Ordinance goes into effect on Jan. 12. Passed in 2022, the ordinance requires employers in Berkeley to adhere to certain scheduling and notification requirements for shifts, provide predictability pay to all employees, and offer work to existing employees first.  

East Bay Counties Delay Implementation of SB 43 To January 2026  

Who

Board of Supervisors in East Bay counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano)   

What

Senate Bill (SB) 43, which was signed into law in October, expands the definition of the term “gravely disabled” for the involuntary detention, treatment, or conservatorship of individuals with behavioral health conditions to include those living with severe substance use disorders.

Contra Costa County Meeting Discusses Ambulance Patient Offload Times  

Who What Hospital Council convened hospital leaders, Contra Costa EMS, and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for our quarterly meeting on ambulance patient offload times (APOT).     Sutter Delta Medical Center and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center shared recent operational changes they made to achieve a reduction in their APOT by 30 minutes, for […]

Meeting with Assembly Member Mia Bonta to Discuss Critical Issues

Who What Hospital Council convened with hospital and government relations leaders to meet with Assembly Member Mia Bonta, whose district includes the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Emeryville. This was our first meeting with Assembly Member Bonta as a hospital group. We had an excellent dialogue on critical issues of mutual interest including access to […]