Coronavirus Response

About Coronavirus Response

As Southern California hospitals and health systems closely monitor developments and guidance issued by public health experts at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HASC has created this central location for updates on the state’s coordinated response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The California Hospital Association (CHA) has its own online resource page, Coronavirus Response, to keep hospitals and health systems informed on latest updates, guidance, state and federal actions, and other key information and resources related to the virus.

The CDPH, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), CDC, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have established sites and issued coronavirus guidance for health care providers. In addition, existing documents that guide emergency preparedness remain in effect, such as the state’s Public Health and Emergency Operations Manual.

HASC also has created a job portal to ensure that Southern California hospitals fill workforce shortages essential to continuing the fight against COVID-19. For information, visit the Priority Workforce Job Portal.

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 […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

The upcoming holiday brings a host of impressions as this incredible year rolls on. This year has certainly been one of the most challenging for our hospitals, but there are plenty of bright spots I can point to. Two promising vaccines have been a recent source of optimism and the immense collaboration that has united us as […]

Cherished Futures Collaborative

Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) is a partnership managed by the city of Los Angeles with HASC support — to obtain and distribute critically-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to area hospitals. According to a May 28 City News Service report, the partnership delivered 100,000 N-95 protective masks in May, with 200,000 more expected in June and 500,000 in July. As many as 1.2 million […]

A New Option for COVID-19 Staffing Needs

To support hospitals’ staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, HASC is pleased to announce our partnership with AMN Healthcare to offer a rapid staffing network solution called Medefis.  Medefis is a vendor management system that comes with a pre-vetted network of nursing, respiratory, and physician contingent personnel. Information on this technology portal is included in the attached flier. Medefis streamlines […]

BizFed Institute, LA County, LA Delegation, Hospital Association of Southern California, and SEIU Los Angeles Locals to Provide Personal Protective Equipment Supplies to All Frontline Workers

LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2020) – The BizFed Institute (BFI) has formed an unprecedented partnership with all 39 State Senators and Assemblymember representing Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Los Angeles Locals, along with the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) 195 business associations representing more than 400,000 […]

Common Sense Meeting Practices Checklist

As concern over the spread of coronavirus increases, we at HASC would like to ensure that we do our part to exercise the best prevention practices and enable you to do what you do best – care for patients. As a result, we are thinking differently about in-person meetings or events where there are alternatives, […]

Care for the Caregiver Resources

HASC is committed to the well-being of its member hospitals and their staff. We recognize that resilient, healthy employees are a workforce asset every day, especially throughout the current pandemic. During these challenging times, we know your health care workers may be experiencing higher levels of stress, anxiety, grief and other challenges as they continue providing safe and reliable patient […]