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.






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 […]

Hospitals Meet With Assembly Member Lori Wilson

Who Assembly Member Lori Wilson Hospital Council Hospitals and health systems in Assembly District 11 What On May 27, Hospital Council hosted an introductory meeting with Assembly Member Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City) and hospitals in her district. The Assembly member ran unopposed in a special election for the District 11 Assembly seat in April and […]

City of Berkeley Proposes Fair Workweek Ordinance

Who Berkeley hospitals and health systems Hospital Council What The Berkeley City Council’s Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community Committee is holding a series of hearings to discuss a proposed fair workweek ordinance. The draft ordinance would require employers in the city of Berkeley with 50 or more employees globally to adhere to certain scheduling […]

Meetings Resume to Discuss Contra Costa County Ambulance Patient Offload Times

Who Contra Costa County hospitals Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Hospital Council What Hospital Council has resumed regular meetings with Contra Costa County hospitals, County Emergency Medical Services, and the County Fire Protection District regarding ambulance patient offload times (APOT). At the first meeting since the pandemic, hospital […]