Hospital Council, participating hospitals, the shelter provider, elected officials, and community leaders celebrated the opening of the first Medical Respite Center (MRC) in Monterey County on May 24, 2016. The MRC is a public/private partnership between Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Natividad Medical Center, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Community Homeless Solutions, and Hospital Council.
Hospitals in Monterey County have adopted Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing Guidelines for use by physicians in their emergency departments to help curb the availability and abuse of prescription drugs. The guidelines were developed in partnership with community providers, fire chiefs, law enforcement, public health department and other community stakeholders. The Safe Pain Medicine Prescribing flyer is attached and available in English and Spanish.
CHPAC acts as your partner at the Capitol. Critical actions affecting the quality of health care for all Californians makes your participation more important than ever. As a member of CHPAC, your voice is joined with thousands of others ensuring issues critical to your hospital’s mission are heard in Sacramento and Washington, DC.
Jo joined the Hospital Council as Regional Vice President for the South Bay region in 2010. She previously served as Local Government Relations Manager at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for six years. In addition, she spent five years as the Senior Legislative Aide for the Vice Mayor of the City of San Jose. She has 20 years of experience in government relations with a focus on state and local issues.
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