Emergency Department/Trauma

About Emergency Department/Trauma

California’s emergency departments (EDs) provide critical health services to those experiencing trauma, injury, or acute medical conditions. EDs offer comprehensive care, do not require previous authorization, and are open 24/7 year-round. EDs are facing unprecedented patient volume, with a 42% increase in the past seven years. By improving access to care for primary and specialty services, emergency visits can be reduced. More focused state and federal policies will be required to reduce Californians’ health care risks and ensure equitable access to appropriate care levels before people need emergency care.

Growing Discharge Delays Leading to Hospital Overcrowding, Other Problems

California hospital patients are experiencing frequent, lengthy, and costly delays in care transitions. That’s the finding of a new CHA member survey investigating the extent and impact of discharge delays in three key hospital settings: emergency departments (EDs), general acute care, and inpatient psychiatric care.    While such challenges are long-standing, the volume of the […]

2023 PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program: Information for Hospitals

The Healthcare Energy Fitness Initiative (HEFI) is a comprehensive energy efficiency solution designed to support PG&E health care customers save money by optimizing their energy performance. This unique program provides no-cost expert technical services, end-to-end project support, and lucrative financial incentives to qualifying customers.

Register for this webinar and learn how a team of experienced energy experts and highly qualified Delivery Partners, along with your PG&E Account Manager, will help projects get identified, approved, funded, and completed so you can focus on delivering patient care.

CHA Webinar Will Detail Hitches and Glitches of AB 2275 and Involuntary Hold Treatment in EDs  

It’s been six months since Assembly Bill (AB) 2275 became law, but interpretations on implementing changes to the law vary among counties, and many unanswered questions remain in emergency departments. To assist members, a July 31 webinar from CHA will review what the law requires, what Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) Act patients’ rights come into play, and how to engage community partners to successfully execute the law’s requirements.