Association News

Association News includes the leadership developments, legislative initiatives and changes, ideas and commentary pertinent to our members. It keeps you ahead of what’s happening and demonstrates the true value of your membership—relationships, representation and advocacy.

Join Us at the HASC Annual Meeting, May 17 to 19

It’s that time of year again and HASC staff are preparing to welcome members at our 2023 Annual Meeting. Empower and Elevate will be the theme as we aim to inspire leaders to harness their strengths to enhance health care delivery – ultimately, empowering our patients and elevating their well-being.  This year’s conference will take […]

Communities Lifting Communities Announces Scholarship Fundraising Campaign

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) is pleased to launch the fundraising campaign for the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Fund. Its goal is to help foster a more diverse hospital workforce by providing financial assistance to students employed in HASC member hospitals, with special consideration for those from communities traditionally underrepresented in the field.

HASC Welcomes 2023 Board Chair

Greetings! This year is off to a stormy start as turbulent weather, including record rainfall, has had significant impacts on California’s residents. These back-to-back downpours resulted in power outages, falling rocks and debris, some flooding and hazardous driving conditions throughout the region. Fortunately, by most accounts Southern California’s hospitals experienced only minimal operational disruptions.  The […]

Podcast Profile: Endorsed Business Partner Cedar

A recent Endorsed Business Partner of HASC, Cedar is an enterprise financial engagement platform that uses data science and interactive design to improve the health care experience for patients, providers and payers alike. In this podcast, Seth Cohen, the company’s president, speaks with HASC’s Adam Blackstone about Cedar and how its products can benefit hospitals, health […]

In the Spotlight: LA Partnership and Communities Lifting Communities

Focus on Homelessness in Los Angeles County is a joint initiative of Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and the Los Angeles County Community Health Assessment and Action Partnership (LA Partnership) — a collaborative of more than 30 hospitals, health systems, public health departments and community partners. The initiative aims to address the region’s continuing homelessness crisis […]

Cedar Expands Financial Engagement Platform Across Healthcare Ecosystem in 2022

01.05.2023 Press Release The patient financial experience landscape has changed dramatically over the past year, as financial pressures are at an all-time high across the healthcare ecosystem. For patients, out-of-pocket spending has swelled to over $400 billion annually, while hospital operating margins continue to decline amidst a challenging labor market and ongoing supply chain issues. […]

Next MCAG Settlement Filing Deadline is Feb. 3

In 2022, Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG), a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, recovered over $20 million in settlements for its health care clients, including more than $1.7 million for HASC member hospitals. If you’re a member that’s missed out on previous opportunities, don’t worry — you can still benefit from several upcoming settlements. The next […]

Safety Briefing Now Part of Joint Commission Surveys

Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will add a safety briefing to all accreditation surveys and certification and verification reviews. The informal briefing, which should take five minutes or less, allows organizations to communicate with on-site surveyors and reviewers regarding any potential safety concerns and how the surveyors/reviewers should respond if the organizations’ safety plans […]

LEAD Academy Launches Thursday, March 9, 2023

HASC’s LEAD Academy training program is the association’s longest running and most popular education offering. This year’s first virtual series starts on Thursday, March 9, and runs through Oct. 12. The online synchronous sessions take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Cost is $162 per module. Learn more and register on the LEAD […]

Hospitals’ Resilience; The Year in Review

As we approach the holidays, the combination of rising COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections continue to place significant strain on Southern California hospitals. As we’ve experienced in the last couple of years, travel, gatherings and holiday festivities threaten to further exacerbate the challenges our hospitals face. Recent downturns in RSV cases provide […]