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.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has released the California EMS System Strategic Plan, which was developed by the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee. This comprehensive 10-year plan is the result of extensive collaboration and hard work among stakeholders across the state, including CHA.
CHA is hosting a webinar on April 25 on emergency services-related legislation and to help members understand how collaborations with outside entities like ambulance providers, local emergency medical services agencies, and fire departments can aid in delivering effective, safe patient care.
CHA is hosting a webinar to ensure members are well-informed on proposed bills and understand how collaborations with outside entities like ambulance providers, LEMSAs, and fire departments can aid in delivering effective, safe patient care.
Two separate conferences set for Riverside in December will focus on behavioral health and emergency services.
On May 18, leaders from GE Healthcare joined an American Hospital Association webinar designed to provide members with an update on the contrast dye shortage.
The GE Healthcare production facility for iodinated contrast media in Shanghai experienced an unexpected, temporary shutdown that has created temporary supply pressure for radiographic contrast medium used before X-ray imaging.
To coincide with the state’s June 15 reopening, CHA has launched a social media campaign with updated messaging around emergency room avoidance. These social media posts are meant to encourage people to get back to routine care now that COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the decline and vaccinations rates are high. This Twitter and Facebook campaign is scheduled to run for four weeks.
Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — but not every role gets the credit it deserves. At John Muir Health, a comprehensive approach to test processing and materials in the laboratory helped to speed diagnosis and save lives.
Hospitals went above and beyond to care for those in need during the global COVID-19 pandemic — even reaching outside their four walls. At Tenet Health Central Coast, an innovative new TeleER program meant patients were tended to without setting foot in the hospital.