Sacramento Valley

About Sacramento Valley

Hospital Council’s Sacramento Valley presence includes:

  • The Sacramento / Sierra Section, comprised of 25 hospitals representing over 4,500 licensed beds in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.
  • The San Joaquin / Mother Lode Section, comprised of 12 hospitals that represent over 1,300 licensed beds in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Tuolumne counties.
  • The Stanislaus / Merced Section, comprised of 10 hospitals that represent 1,578 licensed beds in Mariposa, Merced, and Stanislaus counties.

Workgroup to Focus on Improving Care Transitions for Challenging Patient Populations

Who What The Sacramento Regional Behavioral Health Task Force has established a new workgroup to develop a process for coordinating the care of patients with developmental disabilities. These individuals are often unable to access necessary psychiatric care due to the complexity of their dual diagnoses.  Next Steps The workgroup will invite Alta California Regional Center […]

Sacramento Area Hospitals Examine Workforce Development

Who What On Nov. 9, the Sacramento-Sierra section met to explore local health care workforce development opportunities. The dearth of hospital nursing workforce is particularly acute in specialized areas. Hospitals currently find their own ways to “upskill” staff to meet their needs. Members agreed that it is worth considering how a hospital nurse training consortium […]

Conservatorship Process Flowchart

The Sacramento Regional Behavioral Health Task Force established a workgroup to develop a conservatorship protocol for conserved patients in emergency departments. The workgroup consisted of general acute care and psychiatric hospital social work managers, clinical psychologists, county behavioral health, county counsel-probate, public guardians, and public conservators. Over a period of three months, they refined their […]

Ebola Planning Meeting Convened

Who What At the request of Sacramento County Public Health, Hospital Council convened a meeting with hospital executives and emergency planners to identify if any hospital could serve as an Ebola assessment facility, and if not, what would the California Department of Public Health have to do to make that happen. The hospital leaders who […]

Discharge Planning and Transitions of Care Workgroup Develops Resources for Hospital Staff

Who Sacramento Region: Hospital social work managers County behavioral health department staff Children law center attorneys Child Protective Services counsel Other mental health professionals What The Sacramento Regional Behavioral Health Task Force (convened by the Hospital Council) established a discharge planning and transitions of care workgroup to guide the process to release adolescent patients, yet […]

Sacramento Public Service Campaign Encourages People to Access the Right Care, at the Right Place, at the Right Time

Who What Sacramento County has one of the most impacted emergency medical services (EMS) systems in California, with high ambulance patient offload times and emergency department (ED) crowding. While hospital and EMS leaders are collaborating to implement policy changes and operational pilot projects, the demand for EMS services continues to grow.   Hospital leaders and EMS […]

Central Valley Sections Reconnect in Person

Who Sacramento-Sierra Section hospital CEOs San Joaquin-Mother Lode Section hospital CEOs Stanislaus-Merced Section hospital CEOs What June 28 marked the first in-person joint meeting of the San Joaquin-Mother Lode and Stanislaus-Merced Sections in 30 months. Hospital executives met in Ripon to discuss workforce challenges and explore ways of partnering more closely with local community colleges […]

Checklist Available for System Involved Youth in Acute Hospital Settings

Who Hospital Council Hospital social work managers Mental health providers Children’s law center attorneys Child protective services counsel What The Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force held a robust discussion on impacts and nuances related to child protective services foster youth ending up in an emergency department due to a mental health condition.A workgroup was […]

Stanislaus County Discussing New EMS Agency Designation Fees

Who Hospital Council California Hospital Association Stanislaus County Member hospital leaders What The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted earlier this year to withdraw from Mountain-Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency — a Joint Powers Authority including four other counties — to create its own single-county local EMS agency to improve services, achieve greater regulatory […]

Sacramento Region Behavioral Health Task Force Collaborating on New Communication Tool

Who Hospital Council Leaders of: General acute care hospitals Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals County behavioral health departments Non-hospital outpatient behavioral health programs What The task force was presented with a pamphlet developed in the state of Nevada that includes education and resources for families whose youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. Takeaway/Next Steps A work […]