The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California is a nonprofit hospital and health system trade association established in 1961, representing 190 hospitals in 50 of California’s 58 counties—from Kern County to the Oregon border. The Hospital Council’s membership includes hospitals and health systems ranging from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers, representing more than 37,000 licensed beds.
Hospital Council services are delivered geographically through sections, each with specially designated staff. This structure provides members with opportunities to pursue common goals and efforts that may be county-specific and/or regional in nature. Section meetings are held on an ongoing basis where groups of hospitals in one or more counties meet to develop and implement solutions for local issues.