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.

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 […]

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 […]