Pre-hospital care and services, emergency department crowding, alternate destinations and treatment sites as well as post-acute transfer options impact the effectiveness of emergency departments and the ability of residents to receive the right care at the right time in the right place.
Medi-Cal Managed Care is a critical financial priority. Hospital Council advocates for collaboration in addressing access, care coordination, provider network sufficiency, claims processing and timely reimbursement.
Telemedicine has resulted in money-saving efficiencies to hospital operations, improved patient safety, and given more people access to healthcare service among other benefits. In use for a number of years, it’s here to stay as a vital tool in patient care. At Marin General Hospital, we have been incorporating telemedicine into our patient care operations for some time. (HIT Consultant)
The Paradise hospital where she has worked as a nurse for more than a decade was damaged by the Camp Fire last Thursday and her home burned to the ground, but Birgitte Randall and her colleagues weren’t in the mood to feel sorry for themselves.
Within days, they were part of a growing team of medical personnel and volunteers who flooded into the East Ave Nazarene Church in Chico, setting up a medical triage unit and shelter for hundreds of refugees from the blaze. (The Sacramento Bee)
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley President and longtime executive Gwen Matthews has announced her intent to retire at the beginning of 2019. Matthews is a 45-year veteran of healthcare, the last 25 with Adventist Health. She has held the role of CEO and president of Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, formerly known as Ukiah Valley Medical Center, for over seven years. (The Ukiah Daily Journal)
A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres and numerous structures throughout California, killing at least 29 people as of Monday morning. In Northern California, the Camp fire damaged Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. The town has been leveled by the Camp Fire, according to news reports. Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies helped evacuate patients as the roof burned, according to CBS San Francisco. (HealthcareFinance)
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