Briefs

President’s Message from George W. Greene

According to a study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the share of U.S. residents with COVID-19 antibodies increased from 34 percent in December 2021 to 58 percent in February 2022. We’ve seen modest increases in COVID-19 transmission in recent weeks; fortunately, however, it has not translated into a spike […]

2022 Annual Meeting Updates

Complete Schedule of Events AvailableGet a peek at what awaits you at our Annual Meeting.​ Download the pocket agenda for a full schedule of events. Special Guest Event: PaintfestIf you’re bringing a guest with you to our Annual Meeting, we encourage you to let them know about our special guest event: Paintfest. Paintfest is an opportunity […]

Employers: Prepare Your Nursing Staff in APU’s RN Perioperative Course This Summer

HASC’s workforce initiative partner Azusa Pacific University (APU) is offering a perioperative RN specialty course this summer. New this semester, the course prepares Labor and Delivery nurses who need training to circulate for Cesarean deliveries. The APU RN Specialty course is available for any hospital in the region. This 16-week course provides perioperative training that gives novice Operating Room and Labor […]

HASC Annual Meeting: Agenda Announced

The Path Forward, our 2022 Annual Meeting, is just weeks away. We look forward to seeing you in-person May 16-18 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. Our program offers outstanding networking opportunities, nursing CEUs, qualified ACHE credit and 3 ACHE Face-to-Face credits. We are also looking forward to Tuesday night’s signature event, Back to […]

HASC Welcomes Two New Hospital CEOs

We are pleased to welcome Dan Brothman as the CEO for Prime Healthcare’s Huntington Beach Hospital and Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center. Dan joins Prime Healthcare with over 35 years of health care leadership experience. Most recently, he served as founder, chairman and CEO at Halsen Healthcare, LLC, a company that acquires acute care hospitals […]

Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week: Black Mothers and Advocates Discuss Ways to Improve Health Care in Los Angeles

This week, organizations, advocates and policymakers across the nation celebrate the fifth annual Black Maternal Health Week and are furthering conversations about Black maternal health in the U.S. Last week, the White House issued a proclamation to officially recognize Black Maternal Health Week. Similarly, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion declaring April 11-17 Black […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

As COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to steadily drop in Southern California, concerns loom about the infectious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, which has become the dominant strain in the US. Some public health leaders attribute the declining trend in cases to vaccine uptake and natural immunity, however, many also warn of a potential uptick as early […]

HASC Thanks 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors

We are so grateful to each sponsor that helps make our 2022 HASC Annual Meeting possible. Without their generous contribution, we would not be able to gather for our first in-person meeting in three years. Their sponsorship enables us to provide stimulating content, thoughtful conversation, and wonderful entertainment. We know our members are eager to […]

HASC Welcomes East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital CEO

Rick RufinoEast Los Angeles Doctors HospitalChief Executive Officer Rick Rufino is a results-driven executive with 20 years of experience as a strategic leader and operations manager. He brings an expertise in team management, talent development and sales leadership, among other core competencies. Rufino previously served as chief executive officer since 2019 and has held positions in business development […]