HASC Briefs for Aug. 13, 2021

President’s Message From George W. Greene

COVID-19 infections are continuing a steep climb, with hospitalizations now surpassing the 3,000 mark — a number we haven’t seen since late February. The 30-day increase is a staggering 370 percent across our six-county region and projections signal an upward trajectory. This increase, driven by the highly-infectious Delta variant, is having a devastating impact among the unvaccinated.

Communities Lifting Communities in Running for LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award

Weeks after observing its fourth birthday, HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative will be recognized at this month’s Los Angeles Business Journal Health Care Leadership Panel & Awards event.

Communities Lifting Communities, or CLC, is nominated in the Outstanding Community Outreach category. 

Discussion Tackles Tough Equity Issues, Challenges at July 29 Cherished Futures Event

Michelle Morse, MD, MPH (from left) and Louis Hart, MD shared lessons from their work leading health equity change in New York and Boston with CLC’s June 29 Cherished Futures collaborative. 

ReddiNet Welcomes Merced County

HASC’s ReddiNet® Emergency Medical Communications Service this month announces Merced County’s arrival on the platform.

“It’s our great pleasure to welcome Merced County to the ReddiNet family, effective Oct. 1,” said Soraya Peters, HASC Senior VP, ReddiNet Health Care Communications Technology. ”We are pleased to have them join our family of great customers!”

SCE Microgrid Webinar Offered on Tuesday

Electric reliability is the No. 1 reason customers install microgrids, which are self-contained, independent power systems that serve one or more power customers for limited periods.

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events were rare in the past. With the fire season existing nearly year-round today, it’s a good time to think about the future in terms of reliability.

Employers: Do You Have Operating Room Vacancies? Prepare Your Nursing Staff in APU’s RN Perioperative Course This Fall

HASC’s workforce initiative partner, Azusa Pacific University, or APU, is offering a perioperative RN specialty course this fall. The APU RN Specialty course is available for any hospital in the region to prepare RNs transferring to a new position in perioperative nursing at their facility.