As an integral part of hospital staffing, nursing is front and center for California hospitals. CHA works closely on many nurse-related issues with the Association of California Nurse Leaders, California Institute for Nursing and Health Care, California Board of Registered Nursing and other related organizations to address clinical, quality, safety and practice issues.
Education and scope-of-practice issues are also addressed in an ongoing dialogue with nurses throughout the state. In addition, CHA has a registered nurse on staff to liaison with the various organizations.
As an integral part of hospital staffing, nursing is front and
center for California hospitals. CHA works closely on many
nurse-related issues with the Association of California Nurse
Leaders, California Institute for Nursing and Health Care,
California Board of Registered Nursing and other related
organizations to address clinical, quality, safety and practice
Education and scope-of-practice issues are also addressed in an
ongoing dialogue with nurses throughout the state. In addition,
CHA has a registered nurse on staff to liaison with the various
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued
Facilities Letter 20-04, detailing the new administrative
penalties it will enforce for general acute care hospitals that
fail to comply with nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, and
clarifying certain provisions of the requirements.
Join your colleagues March 2-3 in Pasadena for CHA’s Creating Care Partnerships:
Beyond the Continuum conference, hosted by the Center
for Post-Acute Care. The day-and-a-half long program features an
innovative look at providing effective care transitions and
value-based care and offers continuing education.
Registration is open for the Creating Care Partnerships:
Beyond the Continuum conference on March 2-3, 2020.
Hosted by CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care, the conference will
highlight how hospitals are moving toward value-based care by
reaching across and beyond the care continuum.
This year’s agenda features “real-world” examples of innovative
care partnerships that support effective care transitions and
value-based care. In addition, clinical experts will address
timely topics such as patient activation, the impact of mental
health issues, and care for individuals experiencing
Tuition scholarships are available for anyone who has not
attended a Center for Post-Acute Care Conference since 2016. The
first 20 qualified recipients will receive an email confirming
their status, limited to one scholarship per facility.
Please join us for a special conference on “Creating Care Partnerships; Beyond the Continuum.” Hosted by CHA’s Center for Post-Acute Care, this meeting will focus on how hospitals are moving toward value-based care by reaching across and beyond the care continuum.
Based on findings from a survey and focus groups of educators,
nurses, and employers, a
newly released report offers evidence-based recommendations
to help educational institutions prepare registered nurses for
the future of primary care.
One of CHA’s highest legislative priorities this year has been
(SB) 227 (Leyva, D-Chino), which would
create duplicative and mandatory fines for hospitals if they
do not meet required nurse staffing ratios. With help from
member hospitals, our advocacy generated key amendments last
An exemption for hospitals that — in response to an
unforeseeable and uncontrollable fluctuation — promptly make an
effort to maintain staffing requirements
A 50% reduction in the fines (now $15,000 for the first
violation and $30,000 subsequently)
A reduction in the length of time required to revert to a
first violation (lowered from six years to three)
A CHA-supported bill that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs)
to practice to the full extent of their education and training –
AB 890 (Wood,
D-Santa Rosa) – passed the Assembly Committee on Business and
Earlier this week, CHA sent an Advocacy Alert to hospital leaders about Senate Bill 227 (Leyva,
D-Chino), a bill that would create significant penalties for
hospitals that do not meet nurse staffing ratios. CHA urges
hospital leaders to contact their representatives about this
harmful bill, which would increase costs without providing any
benefit to patients.
new report identifies the clinical capacity of and training
needs for the state’s nursing workforce, particularly RN
surpluses and shortages by region. The report is the culmination
of a landmark initiative to identify innovative solutions for the
most challenging nursing education issues facing California.
The California Hospital Association submits Pre-Notice Public
Discussion for California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Article
8, Sections 1480-1486, Standards for Nursing Practitioners
Proposed Regulations to the California Board of Registered
CHA Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Services, BJ
Bartleson, has been appointed by the American Organization of
Nurse Executives (AONE) to serve on its International
Committee. During her one-year commitment, which starts
Jan. 1, 2013, she will be tasked with providing input on
international initiatives for AONE and finalizing the
international consortium (ICN) of nursing leadership associations
that will be explored at the 2013 ICN meeting.
Bartleson has been actively involved with AONE since
1990. A former AONE Board member, she most recently
served on the AONE Future Patient Care Delivery Committee and
Health Policy Committee where she helped develop key
transformational guidelines to enhance nursing practice for the