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.
On Dec. 5, the Kern Emergency Medical
Services Collaborative held a meeting to discuss a local shortage
of NARCAN and increasing overdose events, as well as a recent
two-day regional preparedness exercise. For more information,
contact David Bacci (email@example.com).
On Dec. 3, the California State Association
of Counties held its annual meeting. California Department of
Health & Human Services Secretary Michelle Baass presented on a
youth foster initiative. Michelle Herrera, executive director of
the County Behavioral Health Directors Association, spoke to the
realities of behavioral health care across the state, including
revenue sources and challenges such as workforce shortages. For
more information, contact Brian Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Dec. 3, Hospital Council convened a call
for nursing executives from the Central Valley to hear from CHA
and HQI staff on important legislation that will take effect in
2020, the new Hospital Quality Improvement Platform, the Hospital
Association of Southern California’s LEAD Academy, and other
educational opportunities. For more information, contact David
On Dec. 2, Hospital Council participated in
a panel presentation, hosted by the Fresno Unified School
District, that shared with the Hewlett Foundation collaborative
efforts for career technical education. For more information,
contact David Bacci (email@example.com).
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has informed Hospital Council
that it does not anticipate holding public safety power shutoff
(PSPS) events in the winter months. PG&E will continue to
monitor weather conditions, anticipating that PSPS events may
once again be necessary closer to the spring/summer months. In
the interim, Hospital Council will continue to work with PG&E
to resolve issues hospitals raised in the recent spate of PSPS
events, to mitigate unexpected consequences from any future
The national debate surrounding federal immigration policies
provides an important opportunity for California hospitals to
reinforce the bond they have with local communities. All
Californians should know that, regardless of their immigration
status, they should feel safe seeking care. To help hospitals
spread that message in their communities, the California Hospital
Association has developed a toolkit of materials, including
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.
The American Red Cross operates two distribution sites and five
blood donation centers providing hospitals with lifesaving blood
products 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Blood Purchasing
Services provide competitive pricing for blood products and
services to hospitals.
Atlas Lift Tech combines clinical and operational experience with
innovate solutions to build custom Safe Patient Handling and
Movement (SPHM) programs for any type of hospital. Atlas
understands the various, complex challenges of SPHM programs and
we understand the obstacles facing each program are as different
as facilities themselves.
Atlas is a health care services outsourcing company that provides
hospitals with effective, lower cost Safe Patient Handling and
Mobility programs. Atlas has created and implemented these
hospital programs in response to significant and rising injury
insurance claims by nursing staff as well as sweeping new SPHM
ButterFLi is a multi-channel rideshare platform with a focus on
assisted, on-demand and scheduled rides. It’s an ADA compliant
transit company that is changing the way assisted movility is
delivered to people with disabilities.
Schedule via mobile, web-based apps or a 24/7 call center
Average turn-around time is 30-45 minutes
Utilizes 100-plus providers across California
Driver assists rider in and out of vehicle, and
Patient-in-gurney, wheelchair and ambulatory transportation
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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