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, composed of 10 hospitals that represent 1,578 licensed beds in Mariposa, Merced, and Stanislaus counties.

APOT Time Discussions Continue in Sacramento Area

Who What At a public meeting on Feb. 8, the Sacramento County health officer committed the county to not pursuing financial penalties on hospitals for missing ambulance patient offload time (APOT) targets. This is to ensure a collaborative approach to APOT improvement.   The county hosted an APOT summit on Feb. 13 designed to unite hospital […]

Sacramento County Board Hearing Discusses Ambulance Patient Offload Times

Who What On Nov. 7, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors held a 90-minute informational hearing on ambulance patient offload times (APOT) and EMS innovation. The hearing revealed that the Sacramento area has some of the highest average offload times statewide, but APOT is improving. Attendees included other fire chiefs, Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 […]

Wall Time Discussions Continue with Cosumnes Fire Department

Who What In October, Cosumnes Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez reached out to Assembly Member Stephanie Nguyen to garner support for potential new legislation to fix “wall times,” which are the length of time ambulances sit on the wall while waiting for patients to be discharged from their ambulance to the hospital. This prompted Assembly Member […]

Hospital Council Convenes Meeting on Nurse Training Program

Who What Hospital Council brought these parties together on Sept. 15 at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton to learn about the Helping Our People Elevate (HOPE) Program Regional Nurse Training initiative. Leaders from St. Joseph’s Medical Center and San Joaquin Delta College explained how they developed the HOPE incumbent worker training program […]

San Joaquin County Planning for Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Campus

Who What The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved a staff-proposal expenditure plan for the nationwide opioid settlement funds. The most significant element of the plan is the development of an addiction and mental health treatment campus like the Be Well Orange County program. The facility will be located on 23 acres of county-owned […]

Sacramento City Council Committee Commissions Economic Assessment for Proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance

Who What On June 20, the Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee considered a proposed ordinance to institute a $25/hour minimum wage on all health care organizations within the city. Hospital Council coordinated the opposition to this move, mobilizing a strong showing at the hearing.   The opposition collation persuaded three out of four committee […]

Conversation on Youth Mental Health Group

Who Over 30 representatives from San Joaquin County school districts, hospitals, community-based organizations, and county behavioral health services What These stakeholders gathered for a Community Conversation on Youth Mental Health on May 19 to discuss existing programs and resources for kids needing behavioral health support. They also identified gaps in the system and populations not […]

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony Held for New Rehabilitation Hospital

Who What A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new UC Davis Health Rehabilitation Hospital took place on April 18. This facility is a joint venture between UC Davis Health and Lifepoint Health (formerly Kindred). It has 52 beds, including a locked unit for people with traumatic brain injuries, a transitional “apartment,” and an outdoor garden with varied […]

New Leadership for Placer, Sacramento Counties

Who What In March, HC held meet-and-greet meetings with Sacramento County District 5 Supervisor Pat Hume and Placer County District 2 Supervisor Shanti Landon, both of whom were elected to their respective boards of supervisors last November. Hume discussed the details of Sacramento’s impacted EMS system, touching on hospital patient volumes and throughput, shortages of […]