Hospital Quality Institute’s 2019 Conference is set
for October 14-15 in Sacramento. We’ve assembled a slate of
speakers and presentations to help you achieve
ever-increasing levels of performance through a culture of
respect and professionalism.
Join us to learn strategies and take home tools for achieving
reliable care and delivering value to each patient, each time,
and in each community. The content, interactive learning and
networking opportunities are not to be missed.
Sharpen your skills in a course designed specifically for
hospital administrative professionals. Engage with like-minded
colleagues to share experiences and build your network of trusted
Plan now to join us for a full-day of education with sessions on
seamless project management, integrating health and fitness into
work and life, and developing communication skills to influence
and lead others.
In the Monterey Bay area, hospitals are strong drivers in the
local economy, deliver high quality patient care, provide safety
net services to residents in need, improve community health
outcomes, and serve as a vital element in the region’s emergency
Here is a sampling of partnerships, programs and services
designed to deliver quality patient care, increase access to
primary care services, and improve health outcomes in Monterey
County, San Benito County and Santa Cruz County.
Community health is impacted by myriad policy issues including
access to care, care coordination, pre- and post-acute service
availability, community support service availability, as well as
the social determinants of health status such as poverty, housing
instability/affordability, food insecurity, lack of physical
activity, race/ethnicity, education, health literacy, and
Many of the barriers to effective emergency care systems are also
barriers to effective population health management and the
Associations’ vision of an optimally healthy society.
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.
Secure, effective exchange of patient health information is
critical to increase coordination of care and decrease costly
duplication of services. Issues involved include: data
ownership; privacy; connectivity; access; and local vs. statewide
Without sufficient, well-trained health care professionals at all
levels of the care continuum, access, quality, timeliness and
safety for patients and staff is compromised. Shortages include
specialty nurses, clinical lab scientists, respiratory and
physical therapists, radiology technologists and more.
Adventist Health could soon be allowed to set up an emergency
room in Paradise.
A bill carving out an exception from the state rule forbidding
free-standing emergency rooms for Feather River Hospital is
expected to come to a final vote in the state legislature soon.
Adventist Health Hanford is one of only 22 out of 514 hospitals
across 40 states to receive an “Excellence in Patient Safety
Across the Board Award” from a leading healthcare
improvement company. (HanfordSentinel.com)
The Hospital Council of 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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