To support member hospitals and health systems in their efforts
to prepare and care for patients exposed to and diagnosed with
novel coronavirus, the California Hospital Association (CHA) has
established a web
page to serve as a repository of information
with the latest updates, guidance, travel alerts, and other
information related to the virus.
New this year, the California Hospital Association has made the
vast majority of its education and publication
resources free to members. As a Hospital Council member, you
are also a member of CHA and have access to these materials,
which include webinars, one-day programs, and electronic
Caregivers at CA’s hospitals are dedicated to helping
meet the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.
This compassionate care is highlighted
in — ”Homeless Guardians,”
a special project of the California Hospital
Association and Our Health California.
One of the chapters of the series looks at the work of
social worker Brynn Jones at Mercy General Hospital
The Hospital Council Board of Directors held its first meeting of
2020 last month, kicking off the year with robust discussion of
the top issues facing hospitals in our region, including:
Working with PG&E to improve the public safety
power shutoff process. Hospital Council and the
California Hospital Association (CHA) continue to meet with
PG&E to share hospitals’ concerns about the process, and
this week sent a letter to PG&E CEO William Johnson asking
for greater support to ensure hospitals can continue to provide
the best care for Californians.
Specifically, Hospital Council and CHA asked that PG&E:
Prioritize hospitals alongside other emergency response
Provide a clear understanding of where hospitals lie on an
Share better estimates and minimize the duration of
Establish a clear timeline for improving information sharing
Schedule a direct, in-person meeting with PG&E leadership
and Hospital Council/CHA
Addressing homelessness within our
communities. January’s meeting featured a presentation
by Margot Kushel, MD, director of the University of California,
San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Kushel
spoke about the myths and realities of homelessness in our
state, highlighting hospitals’ role in caring for the homeless
and leading a discussion of what success in this area looks
Responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
More details are provided below, but be sure to hold Tuesdays
at 7:45 a.m. (PT) for a standing, hospitals-only conference
call with the California Department of Public Health.
As the pace of this year continues to increase, your board will
keep the issues most important to you at the forefront of all we
do, so that you can continue to do what you do best — provide
outstanding care to Californians.
Hospital Council will host its annual Leadership Summit on Nov.
15-16 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa. New this year,
Hospital Council is partnering with the Hospital Quality
Institute to provide members a robust program with information
for not only hospital leadership, but also quality and patient
safety professionals. The event will open with an evening
reception for members, followed by morning sessions devoted to
C-suite executives and afternoon sessions specific to quality and
patient safety. More details will be available soon.
A new digital series now available online explores the work of
frontline caregivers dedicated to tend to individuals who don’t
know where they will sleep or when their next meal will be.
“Homeless Guardians,” a special project of the California
Hospital Association and Our Health California, launched Tuesday
with a look at efforts in Sacramento and San Diego, and will add
features from Los Angeles and San Francisco in the coming
Dignity Health and Sutter Health Plus have announced
the signing of agreements to add Dignity Health Dominican
Hospital in Santa Cruz to the Sutter Health Plus network.
The Sutter Health Plus network in Santa Cruz County includes Palo
Alto Medical Foundation and its care centers throughout the
county, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, and Watsonville
Community Hospital. (tpgonlinedaily.com)
The Hospital Council – Northern and 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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