Programs & Services


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.


S.F. Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
September 27, 2016 Breakfast

The Community Needs Assessment Breakfast on Tuesday, September 27 was a success, with community, health, and elected officials in attendance to celebrate the completion of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), done through the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP).


Central Valley Community Health Needs Assessment – 2016
Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties

Sixteen hospitals collaborated on the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.


Compensation & Employee Benefits Survey Reports

The Hospital Council of 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.


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. 

Hospitals operating in the Central Valley are vital to the quality of life and economy of communities throughout the region.  They invest $84 million through charity care and community benefit programs.


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

This report, commissioned by the Hospital Council of 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.

Strategic partner

American Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region

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.

Strategic partner

Atlas Lift Tech

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 compliance legislation.

Strategic partner

Collective Medical

Collective Medical’s EDIE is a cloud-based, collaborative care management tool that lets professionals coordinate care for high utilizers — irrespective of hospital, emergency center, health system or geographic boundary.

EDIE collects data from all EDs visited by a patient, packages that data into actionable insights, and then delivers those insights to ED clinicians via real-time notifications the instant they are needed.

Strategic partner

Health Career Center
Connect with Top Talent in Health Care brings unmatched reach and access to quality talent as the gateway to more than 300 prestigious health care association career centers and nearly 3 million professionals participating in the National Healthcare Career Network, including:

40-plus nursing associations (state and national) representing more than 440,000 members

60-plus physician/surgeon associations representing more than 569,000 members

35-plus allied health associations representing more than 580,000 members

Members can now register on and reach nearly 3 million health care professionals in local and national markets through an online job posting platform. In addition, you have access to nearly 85,000 searchable resumes spanning the gamut of titles from CEOs, administrators, physicians and nurses. The site is also fully optimized for mobile devices.


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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Medi-Cal Task Force

In 2016, the Medi-Cal Task Force: Promoting Accessibility and Sustainability of Medi-Cal in Local Communities, convened by Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), worked with the local Medi-Cal managed care health plans (Local Initiatives and County Organized Health Systems – COHS), community health centers, medical groups, county health systems and hospitals to identify best practices and remove barriers that prevent the delivery of coordinated, high quality, appropriate and efficient health care.  The result of the efforts of the Task Force is a joint report with recommendations for action.

The current period of great change within health care is an opportunity to forge a future that brings diverse organizations together, acknowledges the strengths of all, and builds on those strengths. These recommendations can serve as an important guide to health system improvements.

Download the report


Medi-Cal Task Force Resources

In anticipation of local meetings with health plans, community health centers, physician groups and hospitals and other local stakeholders to address any of the recommendations in the final report of the Medi-Cal Task Force: Promoting Accessibility and Sustainability of Medi-Cal in Local Communities, the following resources have been collected to support local action.


Sponsorship Programs


2019 Summit Sponsorship Opportunities
September 25 - 27, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

The 2019 Summit is an opportunity to network over three days with hospital and health system leaders from hospitals throughout Northern and Central California.

For more information please contact Jan Murphey, 925-746-1551,

View a list of sponsors for the 2018 Summit.


California Hospital Share

The Hospital Council of 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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