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.

New Associate Members Join HASC

HASC is pleased to welcome two new associate corporate members, Ambiance Medical Transportation, LLC, and Athene Law, LLP. Ambiance Medical Transportation, LLCwww.ambiancetrans.comGlendale, CAMichael Borom, Owner Ambiance Medical Transportation provides non-emergency gurney transportation for hospitals and health plans. The service focuses on patient discharges from acute to sub-acute facilities and homes. Athene Law, LLPwww.athenelaw.comSan Francisco, CAFelicia […]

HASC Seeks Hospitals for Geriatric Emergency Dashboard Project

HASC is recruiting member hospitals to enhance understanding of emergency care for older adults by participating in the Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Dashboard, led by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The GED Dashboard is an online tool used to visualize key metrics focused on older adults who have an encounter at your emergency […]

Working to Ease Medical Debt Requirements

I hope you are all staying safe in the rainfall we’re experiencing and that you enjoyed a long holiday weekend celebrating President’s Day. As I reflect on past presidents and their impact, I thought the following quote was a fitting characterization of the obstacles experienced and the resilience our hospitals have demonstrated in the past […]

HASC Welcomes New Hospital Member

HASC is pleased to welcome Coachella Valley Behavioral Health, Indio, as a new hospital member. Opening in spring 2024, the facility is an acute psychiatric hospital offering inpatient treatment programming for adolescents and adults. Scott Hullinger serves as chief executive officer and Alice Barton as chief financial officer. Coachella Valley Behavioral Health is located at: […]

Thursday: Learn About Donating Surplus Prepared Food

From Kitchen to Community:Recovering Prepared Foods Thursday, Feb. 15, 20249 to 11 a.m.Online DOWNLOAD FLYER The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) invites hospitals in the Los Angeles region to a webinar on donating prepared food. As of Jan. 1, 2024, California Senate Bill 1383 requires tier 2 edible food generators (EFGs) to donate […]

Southern California Weathers Storm; Safety-net Hospitals Terminated

Weathering the Storm Over the weekend and extending into this week, California encountered record-breaking rainfall, with numerous repercussions for our member hospitals. In fact, here in downtown Los Angeles, we witnessed a remarkable rainfall event, with a recorded precipitation of 4.10 inches. This figure surpasses the previous daily record for February 4, which was 2.55 […]

HASC, Health Plans Work to Prevent Future PPE Shortages

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the U.S. suffered a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Health care workers often lacked the basics: gloves, medical masks, N95 respirators and gowns. The shortage, amid an already lethal pandemic, caused many more deaths that could otherwise have been prevented. In August 2020, L.A. Care […]

Certified Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship Training Initiative

HASC, in partnership with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) and local academic institutions, is pleased to again present the certified nursing assistant (CNA) apprenticeship training program.  Apprenticeships are career pathways that provide individuals with industry-vetted, paid work experience. These nationally recognized programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and pending […]

Improve 340B Referral Capture with New SUNRx Service

SUNRx, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, is pleased to now offer AuthorityRx, an advanced claims capture (ACC) and referral capture service that integrates with hospitals’ overall 340B solutions. Recently acquired by SUNRx, AuthorityRx complements current 340B offerings with auditing and enhanced compliance services. Its industry-leading automated ACC service can significantly increase 340B savings by uncovering and resolving […]

Welcoming Our 2024 Board Members

On Saturday, Jan. 20, I had the great pleasure of presiding over HASC’s 2024 board installation dinner. This annual event holds a special place in the heart of HASC tradition, and I always appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge both our past and future hospital leadership. As we face yet another challenging year, I was heartened […]