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.






Hospital Leaders Meet with Assembly Member Liz Ortega

Who What On May 16, Hospital Council convened Alameda County hospital leaders to meet with Assembly Member Liz Ortega. This was an introductory meeting and an opportunity to build relationships with the new Assembly member. We had an excellent dialogue on many critical issues, including the need for financial relief for hospitals in the state […]

Contra Costa Hospital Leaders Get Medi-Cal Briefing

Who What On April 11, Hospital Council convened Contra Costa County hospital leaders, the CEOs of Contra Costa Health and the Contra Costa Health Plan, as well as the director of the Contra Costa Employment & Human Services Department for a Medi-Cal briefing. The briefing covered the topics of Medi-Cal eligibility redetermination, the transition to […]

East Bay Section Holds Meeting

Who Alameda, Contra Costs, and Solano hospital members What On March 16, Rebecca Rozen convened East Bay hospital leaders for the quarterly membership meeting — the first held in-person since the pandemic. The meeting started with a discussion of the financial challenges facing hospitals and how to tell the East Bay hospital story to the […]

Contra Costa County Implementing New APOT Policy

Who What On Jan. 30, the Contra Costa Fire Protection District (Contra Costa County’s 911 ambulance provider) announced to hospital leaders that it will implement a new APOT policy. The policy states that ambulance crews that have been waiting for 60 minutes will work with emergency departments to offload patients immediately, so that they can […]

Bay Area Holds RSV Coordination Calls

Who What Hospital Council regional vice presidents from the South Bay, San Francisco/Marin, and East Bay organized a call with hospitals and the regional disaster medical health director to discuss respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and respiratory needs for pediatric patients, as well as to better understand the needs of children’s hospitals. That meeting led to […]

City of Berkeley Passes New Fair Workweek Ordinance

What On Nov. 21, the Berkeley City Council approved a new fair workweek ordinance. Sponsored by labor, the ordinance requires Berkeley employers to adhere to certain scheduling and notification requirements for shifts, provide predictability pay to all employees, and offer work to existing employees first. Unlike other fair workweek ordinances in the Bay Area, Berkeley’s […]

Planning for RSV in the Bay Area

Who What Hospital Council is working with regional medical health operational area coordinators to organize a Bay Area call regarding respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The purpose is to gain a better understanding of how RSV is affecting our local hospitals and see if there is a need for level loading. We are asking for the […]

East Bay Hospitals Revise Mutual Aid Agreement

Who What In 2009, at the request of East Bay hospitals, Hospital Council drafted an East Bay Hospital Mutual Aid Agreement. The agreement is voluntary, with the goal of assisting hospitals in meeting Joint Commission emergency management standards and supporting each hospital or health system’s disaster plan. The agreement is not intended to override any […]

Meeting Hosted with Candidates for Solano County Board of Supervisors

Who What On Sept. 21, the Hospital Council hosted an introductory meeting with the two candidates for the open Solano County Supervisor District 3 seat (cities of Cordelia, Fairfield and Suisun). The meetings were an important opportunity to learn about the candidates and educate them on our key priorities — all with the goal of […]