President’s Message

Supplier Diversity Initiative Aims to Advance Health Equity

I hope this message finds you all in good health and that you’ve been enjoying a wonderful summer so far. As you know, this past weekend brought very unusual weather to our typically sunny SoCal region. We encountered an unexpected deluge from Tropical Storm Hilary, along with a 5.1 earthquake centered in Ojai. These occurrences […]

Helping Hospitals Prevent Wildfire Risks

As Californians continue sweltering in record-breaking summer heat, we must remind ourselves of the potential dangers when temperatures soar, including increased risk of wildfires and power outages. In the past few weeks, Riverside County experienced a series of wildfires, which were primarily fueled by dry brush. These fires started on July 14, and the most […]

Thank You for Joining the Annual Meeting

I want to take a moment to extend my deepest gratitude to our members and sponsors for their unwavering support for and active participation in HASC’s 2023 Annual Meeting. The theme of the event, which occurred in Palm Desert May 17 to 19, was Empower and Elevate. Throughout the course of the meeting, we witnessed […]

Honoring Our Hospitals and Health Care Workers

As we celebrate National Hospital Week, May 7 to 13, I want to highlight the significant contributions our hospitals and health care workers make to our communities. In addition, we honor the compassionate healing work of our nurses as we recognize National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12. Did you know that Southern California hospitals […]

Advocacy Focus: Executive Compensation Initiative

As HASC continues its journey to achieve goals aligned with our strategic priorities, I would like to use this platform to keep you informed every step of the way. More than ever, the health care landscape comprises winding roads that require detours, removing obstacles and creating alternate plans. I aim to keep you apprised of […]

Education and Health Care Leadership Excellence

For over 85 years, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has focused on one mission—advancing leaders and the field of health care leadership excellence. Last week, 5,000-plus health care leaders from across the nation traveled to Chicago for the privilege of taking part in a meaningful forum for industry leadership. Held March 20 to […]

The End of California’s PHE

February 28 marked the ending of vital state policy flexibilities under the public health emergency (PHE) that enabled California providers to meet the pandemic’s unprecedented health care challenges. Among other things, PHE includes waivers that have been critical in expanding patient care space to unlicensed settings, enabling hospitals to care for influxes of patients. Across […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]