South Bay

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.






Bay Area Holds RSV Coordination Calls

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 […]

Planning for RSV in the Bay Area

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 […]

Santa Clara County Administrator Announces Retirement

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 […]

Developing a Framework for Handling Disruptions to the Healthcare System

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 […]

Recent Heatwave May Have Subsided but Work on Energy-Related Issues Continues  

From fires and floods to earthquakes — and now record-setting high temperatures — your hospitals have seen it all. The recent heatwave posed unique challenges to the state’s energy grid, and although hospitals were specifically exempted from any potential rotating outages, Hospital Council truly thanks you for conserving power when possible while ensuring patient safety […]

Monterey Bay Section Meeting Focuses on Hospital Incentive Plan

Who Monterey Bay Section CEOs What During the Monterey Bay Section meeting on Aug. 19, hospital CEOs met with their Medi-Cal managed care plan, Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH). The meeting was focused on the new hospital incentive plan, and hospital leaders received information on how they can benefit from the cost savings. This […]

Santa Clara Hosts In-Person Meeting

Who Santa Clara Section CEOs What On Aug. 31, the Santa Clara Section held its first in-person meeting since the pandemic and reconnected by sharing their experiences during COVID-19. The leaders shared lessons learned and expressed common challenges with the different health orders and regulations between the state and county.   In addition, the group identified […]

CHNA Campaign in Monterey Increases Community Participation

Who Monterey County hospitals Monterey County Health Department United Way of Monterey County Hospital Council What Hospitals in Monterey County are working collaboratively with the County Health Department, United Way of Monterey County, and the Hospital Council in developing a joint Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA Collaborative has come together and developed a […]

Hospitals Participate in Bay Area UASI Decontamination Workgroup Project

Who Bay Area hospitals Bay Area emergency service agencies Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative What The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) held three tabletop exercises in a number of Bay Area counties. Although this was a virtual event, it was well attended by several fire departments, law enforcement agencies, local emergency medical […]

San Mateo Section Holds First Meeting of the Year

Who Hospital Council San Mateo Section hospital CEOs What San Mateo held its first section meeting of the year in late May. It was a quick meeting to discuss current legislation and what types of activities the CEOs believe make a successful regional association. The health care leaders agreed that having a strong relationship with […]