The California Hospital Association (CHA) and the Hospital
Council – Northern & Central California are working together to
support our member hospitals and health systems in their efforts
to prepare and care for patients exposed to and diagnosed with
coronavirus in our communities. Key to this work is a set of
resources and continually updated information – all in one place
– at Coronavirus
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is loaning Mee Memorial Hospital in
King City an ultra-cold freezer unit that will enable the
hospital to boost the numbers of vaccinations it will be able to
provide to the southern Monterey County area where agricultural
workers have been hard hit by COVID-19. (montereyherald.com)
Kaiser Permanente’s plans to build a new medical center at
Sacramento’s Railyards appear to be gaining momentum.
Since at least 2015, Kaiser has been gearing up plans for a
420-bed hospital in Sacramento’s Railyards north of Downtown. The
14-story hospital is one of the flagship projects planned for the
Railyards development. (bizjournals.com)
Enloe Medical Center’s emergency medicine specialist Dr. Charles
Merriman has received the 2020 Physician Legacy Award.
For 26 years Merriman, who retired in fall 2020, has been a
hospital leader and champion of quality patient care. According
to Enloe, Merriman leaves a legacy of engaging and developing
physicians and fostering a culture of quality improvement.
The recent surge of COVID-19 infections hit the Peninsula harder
than when the pandemic first reached the region last March,
leaving many nurses sitting bedside as infected patients die
without their families nearby.
“This has been, in my 25-year-career, the most devastating way to
see someone leave this Earth,” said Rachel Daly, a respiratory
therapist and clinical services manager with San Mateo Medical
The Hospital Council – Northern & Central California is the
unified voice of our members, acting as a catalyst to empower
hospitals to act together on issues affecting patient care and
the health status of communities. We are dedicated to advocating
for our member hospitals at the
local and regional level and in support of California
Hospital Association (CHA) at the State and Federal level.
We strive to be an invaluable partner, convening groups across
multiple sectors to address health and quality of life challenges
within our communities.
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