HASC Briefs for July 30, 2021

President’s Message From George W. Greene

After experiencing the lowest levels of COVID-19 since last year, hospitalizations in Southern California have swelled by close to 280 percent in the last month. The rapidly rising numbers, the spread of the infectious Delta variant, and unvaccinated populations are concerning as they signal continued increases in hospitalizations over the coming weeks.

HASC, Area Partners Team for Vaccination Drive

Working with member hospitals, public health agencies and health plans from across the region, HASC has crafted a social media and communications toolkit that underlines the key role vaccination plays in halting the COVID-19 Delta variant. The toolkit’s messaging is designed to resonate with communities that have lower vaccination rates — including Black, Latinx, and younger adults.

Medical Baseline Power Allowances: How Hospitals Can Assist Patients

Southern California Edison (SCE) offers the following alert for hospitals on the utility’s Medical Baseline Allowance program. If a patient or someone in a patient’s household requires the regular use of electrically-powered medical equipment or other qualifying medical devices they may quality for the program, which provides more electricity at the lowest baseline rate to help offset the cost of operating medical equipment.

CLC’s Cherished Futures Debuts Newsletter

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies supports better outcomes for Black women, mothers, children, families, and birthing people.

FreightWaves News Interviews HASC’s Sanford

Darryl Sanford, HASC Director, Member Relations & Association Services, commented on association Endorsed Business Partner bttn. in an interview with global transportation news site FreightWaves.

HR Metrics Survey Starts Aug. 2

HASC’s Salarity website is poised to launch its biennial HR Metrics Survey on Monday, Aug. 2. The response period runs through Friday, Sept. 10. Visit Salarity to enroll.

Salarity is the provider of the Allied for Health Surveys – a California statewide data resource to help hospitals make smarter decisions. Other products include the Hot Jobs, Executive, Management, Non-Management Compensation, and Union Penetration surveys.

LEAD Academy Launches on Friday, Aug. 6

HASC’s LEAD Academy leadership training program is the association’s longest-running and most popular education offering. This year’s second virtual series starts on Friday, Aug. 6 and runs biweekly through Jan. 21.

The online synchronous sessions run from 8:30 – 11 a.m., Pacific Time. Cost is $162 per module. Click here to learn more and register.