Greta Hicks-Brooks

Hospital Partnerships Ensure Vital Access to Care in Communities Across California

Partnerships between hospitals, health systems, and other providers are essential to increasing access to critically important patient care services in communities across California — especially in areas where specialty doctors and services are scarce. These partnerships are even more important to people who live in underserved communities, where these relationships weave together a safety net […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Adopts CDC Guidance on Quarantine of Vaccinated Persons; CDC Releases New Recommendations on Vaccinated Persons in Non-Health Care Settings On March 5, at CHA’s request, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) revised All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-08 to adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) guidance that — as a strategy to alleviate staffing shortages — hospitals […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

Transition Continues to Blue Shield Vaccinator Network As previously announced, the state of California has contracted with Blue Shield of California to create a statewide network of COVID-19 vaccine providers. A hospital, clinic, pharmacy, or other entity that wishes to administer COVID-19 vaccines after March 31 must sign an agreement with Blue Shield. The contract, which […]