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Council Connect
Your twice-monthly briefing on how we're working for you

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. 

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RVP Roundup

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 program.

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A Different Kind of Holiday, But Still Plenty to Be Thankful For







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.

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PG&E Offers Rebates for Some Freezers

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.


Community Health Needs Assessments

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.


Santa Clara County Community Benefits Hospital Coalition

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.


SF Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

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 Partnership. 


Compensation & Employee Benefits Survey Reports

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.


Economic Impact Reports

The Hospital Council commissions reports to estimate the economic impact of hospitals and hospital-related spending in the region. These reports are critical to both our public and political advocacy.

Prior reports are available by using the Search feature on this website.


Economic and Health Impact of Hospitals in Santa Clara County

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 plans.

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 community benefits.


Economic Impact of Fresno/Madera and Tulare/Kings Hospitals

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. 


Northern San Joaquin Valley Economic and Health Impact of Hospitals
November 2016

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 counties).

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.


Endorsed Business Partners

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.

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Upgrade, Simplify, and Manage Your Contracted Staff Process
For HR directors, talent acquisition leads, and recruiters in hospitals and medical groups

Webcast: 11 a.m.-noon (PT) on Aug. 20

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 development.

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Timely Opportunity to Recover Class Action Settlements with Discounted Contingency Fee
For CEOs, CFOs, human resources directors, IT directors, in-house counsel, legal, risk management officers

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.

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Is Your Hospital’s Accounts Payable Program Working for You?
For CFOs, CEOs, and business office staff

Hospitals are pouring a wealth of resources and time into transforming how care is delivered, and sometimes the Accounts Payable (AP) department gets left out when it comes to innovation.


Healthcare Talent Scan

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 topics:

  • Healthcare Coverage and Access
  • Workforce Challenges
  • Diversity
  • Behavioral Health
  • Value-Based Care
  • Telemedicine
  • Care Coordination
  • Hiring Overview for Key Roles

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Sponsorship Programs

If you would like to receive information on future sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.


California Hospital Share

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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