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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Executive Leadership Changes In The Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, And Merced Areas

Who Adventist Health Dignity Health Kaiser Permanente Sutter Health Tenet Health What Changes that have taken place over the past few months include: Adventist Health Chris Champlin was appointed president of Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital, replacing Rick Rawson, who retired. Dignity Health Edmundo Castañeda, former president and CEO of Mercy General Hospital and Woodland […]

Expansion Sought for Sacramento Mobile Integrated Healthcare Model

Who Hospital Council Coalition of health systems in Sacramento region Local EMS providers Sacramento County health leaders What Hospital Council has convened discussions since 2015 to design and implement the Sacramento Mobile Integrated Healthcare (SacMIH) model. Sacramento Metro Fire District launched the first SacMIH unit in November, pairing an advanced level practitioner with a paramedic […]