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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:

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Issues Weekly Testing Recommendation for Hospital Health Care Staff; CHA Members-Only Webinar Dec. 3 Despite CHA’s request to postpone a weekly testing recommendation for hospital health care personnel, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released that recommendation in All-Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-88 on Nov. 25. CDPH expects general acute care hospitals to submit a testing plan to […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Sends Hospitals Enrollment Instructions for COVID-19 Vaccination Program On Nov. 16, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) notified general acute care hospitals via email that its COVID-19 vaccination provider registration system, COVIDReadi, is available for hospitals to complete the registration process. All providers that plan to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines must be enrolled. […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

On its 9 a.m. call this morning with hospitals, the California Department of Public Health will present planning considerations for COVID-19 vaccine implementation. Please refer to this slide deck for the discussion, which will include an overview of the state’s plan, allocation framework, general acute care hospital data, vaccine storage/handling, and provider registration. Please see the call-in […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

Update on Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Authorized for Emergency UseOn Nov. 9, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to a monoclonal antibody therapy called bamlanivimab, produced by Eli Lilly and Company, for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19. The federal government has purchased 320,000 doses through the end of 2020; the […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Call for Hospitals This WeekThe California Department of Public Health will host a call with general acute care hospitals on Nov. 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. (PT) to discuss various aspects of COVID-19 vaccine planning and implementation. Discussion will include an overview of the state’s plan, allocation framework, general acute care […]

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CHA Submits Hospital Surge Preparation Recommendations to State LeadershipThe recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide mean hospitals must be ready for surges of patients in need of care during the fall and winter. In anticipation of COVID-19 patient surges, CHA submitted a list of hospitals’ most pressing needs to the California Health and Human Services […]