On Wednesday, HASC was named the 2021 Corporate Honoree at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Eddy Award ceremony at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. HASC accepted the award on behalf of our hospital partners and their amazing health care professionals for their tireless work and dedication through the last 20-plus months of the pandemic.
If close to 21,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses and other health professionals strike as promised on Monday the fallout will be far-reaching. By some measures, it would be the nation’s largest strike this year.
The College to Career Diversity Internship Program (CDIP) mission is to build and empower a diverse future health care workforce by providing bright and motivated fourth-year undergraduate students and recent graduates with meaningful, 10-week, full-time paid internships at our member hospitals across the region. CDIP also provides HASC members the opportunity to meet broader diversity and workforce initiatives and creates an efficient means of integrating new talent into open positions.
The coronavirus pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on hospital and health system leaders. Fear and uncertainty among employees have resulted in many leaving due to burnout and fatigue. While organizations work to respond to this workforce crisis, leadership development must be a top priority.
In 2020, widespread social distancing and masking pushed seasonal flu cases to record lows. However, 2021 could be a different story. With effective COVID-19 vaccines available, far fewer people are taking precautions against airborne infections. What’s more, we may all be highly susceptible to new flu strains due to lack of previous exposure.