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.

 

 

 

 

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 […]

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, […]

Workforce Challenges Persist in Northern Sierra

Who Northern Sierra hospitals Hospital Council What In the northern Sierra, attracting and retaining workforce has been an issue for years and has only been made more challenging by the pandemic. When it comes to nursing, getting licensed has been a challenge in and of itself which, of late, is showing significant signs of improvement. […]

RVP Roundup

The first Northern Sierra section meeting of the year was held in March and included the state’s expert on community paramedicine programs, which will go into place next year. He offered some examples, and the one of greatest interest had to do with getting behavioral health patients to treatment sites rather than being warehoused in emergency departments. While the […]

RVP Roundup

A collection of 10 far-northern counties is considering working together to change their counties’ structure for Medi-Cal managed care to a county organized health system.  A decision must be made soon to adhere with the state’s request for proposal process, with a deadline for each county to submit a letter of intent by March 31. If successful, the […]

RVP Roundup

Here’s a look at some of the work that Hospital Council RVPs have been involved in over the past few weeks.