Northern Sierra

About Northern Sierra

The Northern Sierra Section is comprised of 21 hospitals, representing 1,400 licensed beds in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

 

 

CalAIM Presents Opportunities, Raises Questions for Hospitals

Who What With its many significant changes, the state’s launch of the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) program presents opportunities but also raises some questions. One question is how CalAIM’s enhanced care management and community supports will benefit the patients who hospitals serve. Another is where does it make sense for hospitals to participate […]

Northern Sierra Section Meets in Redding

Who Northern Sierra Section leaders What The Northern Sierra Section of the Hospital Council met on Sept. 13 in Redding. The meeting had almost 100% attendance and included a lively discussion with considerable feedback on how the recent seismic and minimum wage proposal played out. There is much concern about the negative impact of minimum […]

Finance-Related Presentations Assist Hospital CFOs with Strategic Planning

Who Northern Sierra Hospital CFOs What On Aug. 12, a meeting was held in Fall River Mills to provide hospital CFOs with timely hospital finance-related information designed to help them with strategic planning. Topics included seismic compliance, retention payments, managed care oversight and advocacy, state budget and workforce, upcoming changes in Medi-Cal, and the new […]

Workforce Remains Northern Sierra’s Greatest Challenge

Who Member hospitals in the Northern Sierra What In the Northern Sierra Section, the most challenging issues continue to revolve around workforce, with many leaving the profession, leaving the state, or becoming travelers. For those who remain, many are not able to report to work because of COVID-19 infections or exposures. This comes at a […]

SacValley MedShare Helps Coordinate Care

Who SacValley MedShare Health care providers and plans Hospital Council What SacValley MedShare (SVMS) is the largest health information exchange (HIE) in the far north state, serving many hospitals, clinics, counties, ambulances, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, health plans, labs, imaging centers, and independent practice physicians. In June, thanks to continued growth in health […]

Enhanced Power Safety Shutoffs Program Provides Greater Certainty

Who Member hospitals Hospital Council What For many hospitals in the north state, the threat of wildfires and the related power outages are a real threat to their ability to provide patient care and remain solvent. Most of them are served by PG&E and, thanks to improvements in weather modeling, vegetation reduction, grid hardening, and […]

Hospital Leaders Meet with Rep. LaMalfa’s Office

Who Northern Sierra Section hospital leaders Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s office What On April 12, four hospital leaders representing the Northern Sierra Section met with U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s (R, CA-1) Washington, D.C., office to provide local perspectives and impacts for when hospital issues soon present themselves in Congress. The emphasis was on the need for […]

Pandemic Effects Linger, While MICRA Remains a Concern

Who Northern Sierra Hospitals What Hospitals in the Northern Sierra Section continue to see declines in COVID-19 cases while effects of the pandemic linger, most notably in the areas of workforce and their ability to transfer to lower levels of care. The inability to transfer to behavioral health and substance use disorder settings has increased […]

In Wake Of Supervisor Recall, Shasta County HHS Director Resigns

Who Shasta County What While COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are trending downward, the impacts of the pandemic will be felt for some time. Most notable are workforce challenges, both in the short and long term, and for both clinical and non-clinical positions. Another impact has been the recall of a county supervisor in Shasta County, […]

COVID-19 Still Surging in Northern Sierra

Who Northern Sierra Hospital Leaders, Hospital Council What In the Northern Sierra, the latest surge in COVID-19 cases is full-on with no clear peak in sight. In many areas of the far north, hospitals are either full beyond licensure or as full as they can be while staying in compliance with nurse/staff ratios. For this […]