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.

Sacramento Hospitals Engage in Annual Cap-to-Cap

Who What On April 14-17, a strong contingent from the hospital community was among the 425 business, civic, and local government leaders who participated in the 52nd annual Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) advocacy trip hosted by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.   Participants met with members of the Sacramento area House delegation, inland North State members, both […]

SB 43 Implementation Collaborative Forms in Sacramento Region

Who What Forty hospital, county, and community leaders in behavioral health from the seven-county Sacramento region convened on April 30 to discuss collaborating on strategies to comply with Senate Bill (SB) 43. Although all seven counties have formally postponed implementation for as late as January 2026, it was clear that it will take much of […]

Addressing Inmate Emergency Department Transport Protocols

Who What At a meeting convened by Hospital Council on March 20, SFD shared concerns about communication and protocols on when the county jail uses emergency medical services (EMS) providers to transport inmates to community hospitals. In 2023, SFD transported over 660 inmates to hospitals, though hospital staff determined many did not need hospital-level care. […]

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 […]