Historic MICRA Agreement Averts Ballot Fight

On April 27, Californians Allied for Patient Protection, a coalition of health care professionals and organizations including CHA, announced an agreement advancing this week as a legislative proposal to modernize MICRA while maintaining important medical liability protections. Changes include: Limits on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases (there is no economic damages limit) will increase […]

New Orange County Mental Health Facilities Help Meet Surging Demand

Corona-based Signature Healthcare Services has expanded into Orange County with a new psychiatric facility to help ease Southern California’s growing need for mental health services. Phillip Franks, Regional CEO for Signature’s Orange County Behavioral Health system, will oversee the two new Signature hospitals. The newly built Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health, which opened in January 2022, […]

New Program Supports EDs in Treating Substance Use Disorders

CA Bridge has launched the CalBridge Behavioral Health Navigator Program to enable emergency departments (EDs) to become primary access points for treating substance use disorders and related mental health issues. Hospitals that join the program will address substance use disorder as a treatable medical emergency, using trained navigators to identify patients who would benefit from medication for addiction […]

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 […]

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 […]