Rural Health Care

About Rural Health Care

California’s nearly five dozen rural hospitals — providing care to more than 2 million people — are both lifelines and economic pillars for the communities they serve. Many of these hospitals are on the financial brink, reducing services just to stay open, or they face the possibility of closure. These situations place the most vulnerable populations at risk as Californians will have to travel great distances to get the care they need.

The California Critical Access Hospital Network (CCAHN) is a statewide organization which exists for the purpose of creating collaborative working relationships among California critical access hospitals to strengthen its members through sharing resources, education, and innovation.

Office of Climate Change and Health Equity Launches Support Program

What’s happening: This month, the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) launched an educational webinar series. It’s a “catalytic program” for health care providers to best utilize benefits included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).  

What else to know: National education webinars for general IRA utilization will begin on Jan. 25. Registration for both the national sessions and breakout sessions (referenced below) is open on the program website.  

2024 Rural Health Care Symposium

Join us in San Diego at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn for the only symposium designed for California rural hospital leaders. Let’s gather to discuss the unique challenges facing rural hospitals and gain new insights on the many topics affecting health care. 

Landmark Law for Critical Access Hospitals Takes Effect on Jan. 1

What’s happening: Nov. 16 is National Rural Health Day. But in California, many rural hospitals don’t have enough physicians to serve their patients.  

What else to know: Starting in 2024, some rural hospitals — specifically, critical access hospitals — can directly employ physicians, with a goal of attracting them to smaller communities.

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.

Trinity Hospital

Trinity Hospital is owned by Mountain Communities Healthcare District and is located in Trinity County in Northern California. It has 25 acute care beds, 26 skilled-nursing beds, an 24-hour emergency room and operating room that provides many services including general surgical procedures, endoscopies, colonoscopies, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, CT and ultrasound, mobile mammography, physical therapy, skilled […]