About Hospital Operations
California’s hospitals and health systems employ more than half a million people — the front lines of health care in the state. Hospitals have the deepest respect and appreciation for health care workers — the hundreds of thousands of women and men who give of themselves each day to care for others.
Priority 1 for every hospital and health system is the safety of patients and workers, and hospitals endeavor to provide their staff with wages and benefits that are unmatched anywhere else in the nation.
By doing these things, and working with legislators and policymakers, hospitals are able to ensure the needs of the patients and communities they serve will continue to be met.
Hospital Supplier Diversity Reports for 2022 Due July 1
CHA is reminding members that hospital supplier diversity reports for calendar year 2022 are due on July 1.
Reminder: HQI to Host June 14 Webinar on Cybersecurity
. The Hospital Quality Institute is reminding members that on June 14, it will host a webinar on cybersecurity with the America Hospital Association’s (AHA) John Riggi.
CMS Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.
CHA Supports Publication of Opinion in Employee Termination Case
The California Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion in Hodges v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that was originally designated as “not to be published” (meaning it could not be cited as precedent in other cases). However, CHA believed that it could provide a helpful precedent for other hospitals and submitted a letter brief requesting that […]
Hospital Council to Host Webinar on Energy Savings Program for PG&E Health Care Customers
During a June 8 webinar hosted by Hospital Council, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about PG&E’s Healthcare Energy Fitness Initiative.
Hear About the Latest Cyber Threats During HQI Webinar
On June 14, the Hospital Quality Institute will host a webinar on cybersecurity with the America Hospital Association’s (AHA) John Riggi.
Advancing LGBTQ+ Health Equity with the Healthcare Equality Index
Join this webinar to learn more about the survey and how the information obtained can be used to advance efforts to provide equitable care to all your patients. You will also hear from two hospital members discussing their experiences with the survey and how they have implemented changes to better serve their LGBTQ+ community and employees.
AHA to Host Advocacy Day on June 6 in Washington, D.C.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) will host an in-person Advocacy Day event in Washington, D.C. on June 6 as Congress considers legislation on a number of issues affecting hospitals.
CMS Issues New Guidance on End of COVID-19 PHE & Related Waivers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance on the May 11 end of the COVID-19 public health emergency and related regulatory waivers.
CMS Updates Price Transparency Enforcement Processes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its hospital price transparency enforcement processes in several areas.