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 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 […]
Who What Several of the hospitals in Santa Clara County have expressed concern about discharge challenges and have asked Hospital Council to bring together hospitals, health plans, and county services to discuss possible solutions. As our population gets older, there is a lack of skilled-nursing beds to serve the aging population in the county. In […]
Who What Hospitals in Santa Cruz County met with leaders from the County Health and Human Services Department and Public Health Department to discuss discharge of patients experiencing homelessness within the county. This meeting was intended to be a steppingstone for future discussions with community partners and the development of a discharging working group.
Who What On March 9, a group of health care and nonprofit leaders in Santa Clara County will host a social mixer for elected officials. There are over 80 individuals expected to be in attendance, with at least 20 elected officials from the state, county, and city level. This will be a time of relationship […]
Who What Hospital Council regional vice presidents from the South Bay, San Francisco/Marin, and East Bay organized a call with hospitals and the regional disaster medical health director to discuss respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and respiratory needs for pediatric patients, as well as to better understand the needs of children’s hospitals. That meeting led to […]
Who What Hospital Council is working with regional medical health operational area coordinators to organize a Bay Area call regarding respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The purpose is to gain a better understanding of how RSV is affecting our local hospitals and see if there is a need for level loading. We are asking for the […]
What On Oct. 28, Dr. Jeff Smith, the county administrator for Santa Clara, publicly announced his retirement. On Nov. 1, the Board of Supervisors appointed a new chief administrative officer, James Williams. This decision was made in closed session on Oct. 17. The supervisors are confident in his ability, and believe he encompasses all of […]
Who What During the last heat wave, several hospitals experienced blackouts due to the overload to the power grid, including three hospitals in Santa Clara County. Two of the three hospitals experienced generator issues and were without power to some critical areas of the hospital. One of these hospitals experienced these generator problems for 48 […]