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.

Updates: Unequal Pay, NHF Arleta Project, PREP Report

As fall fast approaches, so far this year has again seen new challenges for our member hospitals as they recover from the frenetic and tireless work over the last two-plus years. It’s with pride that I express my empathy and gratitude for this difficult work — and my pleasure in sharing recent accomplishments that wouldn’t […]

Suicide Prevention Month: Stop the Stigma of Seeking Care

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies and community members are united in promoting suicide prevention awareness. This month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is highlighting its “Together for Mental Health” campaign to advocate for enhanced mental health care, including promoting the new 988 Suicide and Crisis […]

HCAI Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs Accepting Applications

The application cycle for California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) loan repayment programs will be open from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, 2022. For more information, please visit the individual program pages: HCAI is also accepting applications for additional scholarship and loan repayment programs through Oct. 31. To learn more and apply, […]

Apply Now for USC’s MS in Health Systems Management Engineering

Download information sheet The U.S. health care system is facing major challenges including pandemics, workforce shortages, health disparities and inequity, rising costs and more. Highly skilled health professionals are critically needed to help develop innovative solutions and transform care delivery. In response to this need, the University of Southern California has launched a Master of […]

Welcome to New NHF CEO; Minimum Wage Initiative Update

HASC Welcomes Dr. Felita Jones After an extensive executive search, I’m delighted to announce that Dr. Felita Jones started this week as President/CEO of National Health Foundation (NHF). Dr. Jones brings many years of leadership experience in nonprofit management, community outreach, fund development, health, behavioral health and social services. She is well positioned to lead […]

Cedar is New HASC Endorsed Business Partner

HASC is pleased to welcome Cedar as our newest Endorsed Business Partner. Based in New York City, Cedar is an enterprise platform designed to make the health care administrative and billing process clear and convenient for consumers. The company’s mission is to make health care “more affordable and accessible through our consumer-friendly platform that’s powered […]

Merritt Hawkins Releases 2022 Physician Recruiting Incentives Review

For the last 29 years, Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, has published its Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. Each report is based on real-world recruiting data derived from April 1 through March 31 of the following year. View or download 2022 Review highlights at left. HASC members can request the […]

Aug. 12 Deadline for Q2 2022 Health Care Workforce Survey

As hospitals face critical workforce shortages, data are essential to provide insight into supply, demand and distribution of health professionals. Each quarter, HASC member hospitals are invited to participate in the Health Care Workforce Survey, which captures data related to turnover, new hires and vacancies for all positions, including select nursing and allied health positions. […]

Thank You for Attending the July 27 IRAP Information Session

Sept. Update: $10K Available for First 20 IRAP Adopters Dallas College and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) have announced that the first 20 adopters of an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) will be eligible for up to $10,000 per location (grant funding permitting). HASC strongly encourages members struggling with recruitment and retention […]

Karl Keeler Named Chief Executive of Providence Saint Joseph

HASC is pleased to welcome Karl Keeler as Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s new chief executive. He begins his role Aug. 15, reporting to Kevin Manemann, chief executive of Providence Southern California. “Throughout the chief executive selection process, Karl’s demonstrated experience in hospital operations, growth and strategy, and his passion for continuous process improvement made […]