Skilled Nursing Facilities Actual Census
Loyalton’s: 30 Portola’s: 27
Both facilities continue to use traveling nurses; 4 are currently employed. There is one traveling C.N.A. in Loyalton. All seven nursing assistant students are full time employees of EPHC. Five work in the Skilled Nursing, 1 in the ER and 1 in Dietary.
On April 20th EPHC announced it received a grant from the State of California for a staff retention program. Eligible organizations submitted applications at the end of 2022 to qualify for funding to recognize health care workers who provided exceptional service during COVID. EPHC received $293,000 which was given directly to staff through retention bonuses. Eligibility included team members who worked at least 100 hours during a review July-October 2022 and remained employed through November 28th. 240 received hand-delivered checks in recognition of their service to our community through these challenging times.
EPHC continues to work with external consulting on licensing of Loyalton clinic and provided all application materials and been in contact with Congressman Kiley and California Hospital Assoc. The entry doors were replaced as part of the final preparation for opening and they look forward to the grand opening celebration once they receive a timeline for licensing from CMS.