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Collective Medical Partners with the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California


Partnership to uniquely foster collaboration to address social
determinants of health; provide insights to better support California's
aging population

, delivering the nation's largest and most effective network
for care collaboration, today announced a partnership with the Hospital
Council of Northern and Central California. The partnership focuses on
addressing emergency department (ED) crowding and supporting both urban
and rural populations. Within these communities, the partnership will
focus on populations with social determinants of health--including the
homeless and mentally ill--individuals with a potential opioid
addiction, and the growing population of aging adults.

California is a national leader in pioneering approaches to these
complex populations, especially the homeless, given that 25 percent of
the nation's homeless population lives in the state, compounded by the
magnitude of the state's housing crisis. Collective currently supports
several Whole Person Care programs that address these populations in
counties such as Alameda, Contra Costa, Placer counties, and Medi-Cal
Health Homes in San Francisco.

Collective is currently partnered with more than a dozen state hospital
associations across the U.S. Collective's network and EDie application,
a real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration
platform specific to the ED, is fueled by collaborations between
emergent, inpatient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory
settings, as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans. This puts
the company in a unique position to support the Hospital Council's
objectives. At-risk individuals have needs that often cannot be met at
any single point of care.

"Collective has successfully empowered care teams throughout California
and across the country to drastically improve patient outcomes," says
Dr. Casey Grover, emergency physician at the Community Hospital of the
Monterey Peninsula, which has been on the Collective network since 2016.
"Collective's network gives our hospital the insights needed to identify
at-risk and complex patients and coordinate around the best plan of

Similarly, the California Health Care Foundation recently announced an
investment in Collective to jumpstart care collaboration in the state
and to demonstrate how the successes achieved by other
regions--including Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and West Virginia--
can be achieved by Northern and Central California.

"This partnership will build on our current initiatives and
infrastructure by allowing hospitals to collaborate with one another to
provide our patients with the best quality of care," says Art Sponseller
President and CEO of the Hospital Council. "We have already seen
Collective at work in other parts of our state, and it is time to start
fully utilizing this technology."

Sponseller continues, "Local collaborative care networks in California
use the Collective platform to create best practices to better identify
and support individuals who frequently use emergency departments. This
includes the overlapping populations of the homeless, the mentally ill,
and those seeking controlled substances."

"We're honored to partner with the Hospital Council and to support
efforts to address the opioid epidemic and better support the homeless
and those individuals with social determinants of health," says Chris
Klomp, CEO of Collective. "We're excited to be a part of the
collaborative effort between so many organizations in California coming
together with the needs of patients at heart."

Collective is endorsed as a best practice for emergency medicine by the
American College of Emergency Physicians and has been recognized by Inc.
Magazine and by the MountainWest Capital Network as one of Utah's
fastest growing companies.

Learn more about Collective's impact at


Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by
closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a
nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the
country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands
of providers, Collective's system-agnostic platform is trusted by care
teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable
collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based
in Salt Lake City, Collective is proven to streamline transitions of
care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce
medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at
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The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California is a nonprofit
hospital and health system trade association established in 1961,
representing 185 hospitals and health systems 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.

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