About South Bay
Hospital Council’s South Bay section includes Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties, home to eight hospitals that represent over 1,200 licensed beds.
Who What San Mateo County Health Officer Kismet Baldwin-Santana, MD, is interested in more collaboration with hospitals on public health issues in emergency rooms. Dr. Baldwin-Santana has been with San Mateo County for a little over six months and would like to gain a better understanding of opioid use in the county. The first meeting with […]
In early October, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 43, which expands the definition of “gravely disabled” in the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act to include substance abuse. The legislation gave counties an option to delay implementation until January 2026.
Who What The Santa Clara Section held its last section meeting of the year on Oct. 31. The group thanked Paul King, CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, for his leadership over the last two years as the section chair and director on the Hospital Council board. The group voted in Eric Willams, senior vice president […]
Who What At the Santa Clara Section meeting on Oct. 31, Kaiser – San Jose medical administration leader Priya Smith and Hospital Council RVP Jo Coffaro discussed plans to co-lead a new workforce initiative called Next Gen. The goal of the initiative is to identify workforce challenges and collaborate with partners such as community clinics, […]
Who What On behalf of the Santa Clara County Hospital Emergency Preparedness Partners, Hospital Council has submitted an application for a Santa Clara Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Trust Fund Grant of $100,000. The grant would be used to purchase mobile incident command centers for Santa Clara County hospitals. The ability for first responders and key hospital […]
Who What Over the last several months, Hospital Council regional vice presidents (RVPs) have attended collaborative meetings that focused on the implementation of California Innovating and Advancing Medi-Cal (CalAIM) in their designated communities. Through this work, the RVPs have learned about implementation plans, challenges, and partners in providing care outside the hospital walls. This work […]
Who What Hospital Council continues its work in support of the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in Monterey County by convening all four hospitals in the county, the Monterey County Health Department, and the United Way of Monterey. The collective will hold quarterly meetings that focus on their common CHNA priorities and the status […]
Who What Santa Cruz County hospitals recently met with Central California Alliance for Health, housing advocates, and county representatives from public health, emergency medical services, behavioral health, and the County Administration Office to discuss homeless support services. The group will be meeting quarterly to discuss issues around shelter availability and data sharing. Our next meeting will […]
Who What On Aug. 3, CEOs from hospitals in the Monterey Bay area (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties) received the latest updates from CHA staff on legislation and the managed care organization tax. After the update, the hospitals met with the new CCAH CEO Michael Schrader and his staff regarding the CCAH Hospital […]
Who What In early June, Hospital Council coordinated a meeting with the Santa Cruz County health and human services, the county behavioral health department, the Medi-Cal managed care plan (CCAH), homeless services providers, housing advocates, and the hospitals to discuss Senate Bill 1152 and discharge barriers. The purpose of the meeting was to get a […]