As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:
As COVID-19 continues to surge in some parts of the state and hospitals gear up for a busy end of year, CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle spoke to Vicki Gonzalez of CapRadio’s Insight (available at 24.50 mark) about the nurse staffing crisis that could threaten care.
Today President Biden announced his COVID-19 Action Plan. As part of the plan, President Biden issued an executive order requiring all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated with no option for being regularly tested as an alternative and an executive order directing that this standard be extended to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government.
When COVID-19 hit, a Loma Linda University Medical Center ICU doctor had to adapt to protect her loved ones.
On Aug.18, the White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that they are prepared to offer COVID-19 booster shots to fully vaccinated adults ages 18 and older. According to this announcement, these individuals would be eligible for their booster shot eight […]
On Aug. 13, CHA issued FAQs on the state vaccine and testing requirements mandated by the recent public health orders. CHA has updated the FAQs to address member questions and help hospitals respond to an employee’s request for a religious belief exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued contracts to several firms to audit federal financial assistance sent to providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A reminder that under All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-25, which took effect July 27, CDPH is requiring general acute care hospitals to report patient-level discharge information for each hospitalized person who tests positive for COVID-19. This information will assist CDPH in better understanding breakthrough COVID-19 cases.
On Aug. 30, CDPH updated its FAQs on the visitation health order to clarify that county child welfare emergency response social workers are not visitors and not covered under the visitation health order.
The San Joaquin Valley region could soon hit a key trigger under the Aug. 16 state public health officer order on hospital surge. If this is sustained for two additional days (Sept. 1 and 2), for a total of three days, it will require hospitals statewide to accept transfers from hospitals in the San Joaquin Valley under the […]
Last week, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released new public service announcements (PSAs) and related digital content encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 for still-unvaccinated health care workers and members of the public.