President’s Message

Safe Holidays; Ballot Initiatives Update

Staying Safe During the Holidays As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re reminded to pause and reflect on all that for which we are thankful. I’m grateful for the unwavering commitment of our hospitals to keep Southern California residents healthy and safe, and I’m hopeful that their dedicated staff will spend much-needed time with loved […]

Thank You to Vets; $25 Minimum Wage Election Updates

Today, we honor the selfless service and sacrifice of our veterans and active-duty military. Millions of men and women have courageously answered the call to serve our nation by protecting our country and preserving our freedoms — such as the ability to express our ideals in the democratic process. We are humbled by your service […]

Preparing for a Potential Virus Storm

Over the last two years, our hospitals experienced significant winter COVID-19 surges. This year, with the specter of yet another surge approaching, we’re also contending with high levels of influenza and other viruses, such as respiratory syncytial virus. Additionally, public health officials have warned of increasing COVID-19 cases associated with the spread of new variants, […]

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 […]

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 […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

Our region’s health care leaders are disappointed following Culver City’s approval Monday of a $5-an-hour mandated pay hike for hospital workers in the city’s single hospital. While we agree these workers are heroes, we’re troubled by the way this ordinance originated and advanced. As revealed in a June 12 editorial published in 11 Southern California News Group papers, the move did […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

We’re now racing toward the end-of-year holidays — and are definitely racing against the pandemic and its associated demands. On one hand, COVID-19 continues to accelerate at unprecedented rates. Families are being forever impacted and our hospital professionals continue to be pushed to their limits. At the same time, holiday gatherings threaten to place additional strain on health care workers who have […]