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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 are celebrating the fifth annual Black Maternal Health Week and 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 in March 2021, declaring […]

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 […]

Government-Mandated Premium Pay for Health Care Workers Fails to Recognize All Heroes

MESSAGE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2021) – Our health care workers are heroes. And we are all indebted to our essential workers and frontline caregivers who have proven their commitment by caring for over 1.2 million Los Angeles County residents infected with COVID-19.  As policy makers move to introduce so-called “hero […]

Los Angeles Effort to Tackle Gaps in Black Maternal and Infant Health Passes Two-Year Mark as White House Issues Call to Action on Issue

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 16, 2021) — Communities Lifting Communities (CLC), the Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance), and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), recently marked the end of its first, two-year cohort of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a collaborative effort to reduce Black maternal and infant health inequities in Los Angeles County. […]

Hospitals Face Steep Climb from Financial Pit Created By Pandemic

State and Local Policy Makers Should Support Hospitals, Not Cripple Them LOS ANGELES, CA (May 25, 2021) – In the face of extreme adversity, California’s hospitals and health care heroes have risen to the challenge time and again as the backbone of health care. Their resilience has been matched only by their unrelenting commitment to care for their communities during the worst public […]

Cherished Futures Collaborative Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week, Welcomes Three Participating Hospitals

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2021—Today, Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies — a collaborative effort to reduce Black infant deaths and improve patient experiences and safety for Black mothers and birthing people — hosted a unique virtual discussion marking the second year of its work with hospitals, public health, payers, and Black community leaders. The convening […]

Hospital Association Implores Workers to Not Turn Their Back on Patients

LOS ANGELES, December 12, 2020 – “Southern California is in the middle of a crisis that is claiming hundreds of Californians’ lives every week,” said George Greene, President & CEO of the Hospital Association of Southern California. “Now is the time for everyone who touches health care to come together with a common goal: preventing workforce stoppages […]

Hospitals Support Adherence to Public Health Safety Precautions

LOS ANGELES, December 7, 2020 – Our hospitals and frontline health care workers are stretched to the limit, working tirelessly and selflessly for nearly a year to care for those battling COVID-19. This pandemic is once again surging and is expected to be worse than ever at a time when supplies remain hard to come by, and […]

Accurate Background named HASC, Hospital Council Exclusive Endorsed Provider for Employment Screening

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2020 — The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Council – Northern & Central California (Hospital Council) have exclusively endorsed Accurate Background, an Irvine, CA-based leading provider of compliant background checks, drug and health screening and Form I-9 verifications, for employment screening services. The endorsement provides member hospitals with a comprehensive […]