To improve the health status of the communities our member
hospitals serve, the Hospital Council fosters collaboration
between our members and community stakeholders to find solutions
to promote good health and high-quality care services.
Hospital Council also provides a broad range
of services to support member hospital manage the
delivery of care in their communities. Services include cost
effective projects, education programs, publications and the
fostering of relationships with vendors who offer products
or services that help health care facilities avoid costs, recover
revenue, and reduce operating and capital expenses.
Hospital Council members receive Council Connect,
our electronic newsletter that shares everything we’re
working on for you.
In articles as diverse as our membership — from rural
to urban, and Sierra to sea — we spotlight the
individuals and institutions who are moving the ball forward,
while also sharing news on new ideas and innovative approaches
from our endorsed business partners.
Here’s a look at some of the work that Hospital Council RVPs have
been involved in over the past few weeks.
On Nov. 18, the state announced that the rollout
of the Medi-Cal Managed Care Pharmacy program with Magellan has
been delayed until April 1, 2021. This move by the state to the
new pharmacy program remains unpopular with many, including
providers concerned about negative impacts on patient care. One
clinic network reports this will result in a $2 million loss of
340B dollars, plus a loss of investment in time, software,
dollars, and staff administering 340B. That clinic network is
joining with others to sue the state to carve them out of the
The above quote and picture came from our daughter, Zoey, eight-and-a-half years ago. In preparation for Thanksgiving, Zoey’s preschool teacher asked each student what they were thankful for and wrote their answers down on the sharing board for the parent program. When our family saw this quote, it immediately became our favorite Thanksgiving memory.
PG&E is providing rebates for ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers. All the requirements need to be met in order to qualify, but this is a good opportunity for hospitals buying energy-efficient ULT freezers in preparation for a COVID-19 vaccine.
As part of its public advocacy efforts, the Hospital Council
brings hospitals together to collaborate on community health
needs assessments (CHNAs). Hospitals can be a catalyst to lead
the community in addressing the most pressing health needs. The
CHNAs provide a data-driven understanding of these needs, and
empowering hospitals to form coalitions with community partners,
government agencies, elected officials, civic groups and the
media, to address and improve community-wide health issues.
The Santa Clara County Community Benefits Hospital Coalition
consists of nonprofit hospitals/systems and the Hospital Council
of Northern and Central California, in partnership with the Santa
Clara County Public Health Department.
The Coalition’s goal for the 2019 Community Health Needs
Assessment is to collectively gather community feedback and
secondary data about health status. With this assessment,
hospital members will then develop implementation strategies to
help tackle these needs and continue to improve the health status
of the communities they serve.
The 2019 San Francisco Community Health Needs Assessment has been
released, and will be the topic of an Oct. 22 breakfast hosted by
Hospital Council and the San Francisco Health Improvement
The Hospital Council Northern and Central California, the
Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and the
Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial
Counties (HASDIC) partner to offer hospitals
tools needed to support the development of a strategic
approach for managing and compensating a workforce that
contributes to the success of the organization.
Hospitals in Santa Clara County 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 response
Hospitals and hospital-related spending, such as long-term care
facilities, generate $18.5 billion in spending annually, 91,936
jobs in the county and $10.7 billion in labor earnings. Hospitals
in Santa Clara County provide approximately $4 billion annually
in charity care, Medi-Cal shortfall and a wide range of other
This report, commissioned by the Hospital Council, estimates the
economic impact of hospital spending in the Central Valley
(Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties). Financial
data used for this report was collected from the State of
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
(OSHPD) fro the most recent year, 2014-2015.
Hospital and hospital-related spending in the Central Valley
generated $19.5 billion and 130,723 jobs.
This report, commissioned by the Hospital Council – Northern and
Central California, estimates the economic impact of hospital
spending in the Northern San Joaquin Valley (Alpine, Amador,
Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne
This report shows that hospitals and hospital-related spending in
the Northern San Joaquin Valley generate $6.52 billion in
spending annually and 40,928 jobs.
The Endorsed Business Partner Program was established to provide
cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions for our member
hospitals. The vendors selected are expected to meet high
quality standards and offer products or services that help health
care facilities avoid costs, recover revenue, reduce operating
and capital expenses, improve management and quality, increase
productivity, develop staff resources and apply new strategies.
Hospital Council invites you to a free webcast: AMN Open Talent
Marketplace. The webcast will feature Medefis, a vendor
management system that comes with a pre-vetted network of
nursing, respiratory, and physician-contingent personnel and will
be presented by Doug Janes, AMN vice president, business
MCAG is a class action settlement recovery expert that has
distributed hundreds of millions in cash to its clients through a
settlement recovery service. The firm is currently helping more
than 1,400 hospitals via a streamlined filing process to secure
recoveries from class action settlements.
If you haven’t done so yet now is the time to make sure your
hospital or health system is enrolled in the MCAG settlement
recovery service for the class action settlements listed below.
Minimal staff time is needed for MCAG to complete your claim
filings — at no upfront cost to you.
This comprehensive report will help you better understand the
forces and trends affecting healthcare HR — and what challenges
and opportunities they present. It is based on research from some
our field’s most trusted sources and covers a multitude of
The Hospital Council Northern & Central California and the
Hospital Association of Southern California have come together to
create a statewide business partner program called California
Hospital Share (CHS).
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