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 […]

DEI Summer Series for Health Care Leaders

Begin or supplement your leadership team’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey this Summer. Join the Virtual Five-Part Series: The Winning Race DEI Coaching Clinic, designed for hospital and healthcare leaders, leadership teams, an trustees who want to learn and create actionable strategies to eliminate inequities in the healthcare industry.  Throughout the series, speaker and […]

2021 Diversity Survey Registration

Please answer the below questions and hit the submit button to register for the 2021 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey. We urge you to join the effort by registering now. Please identify (or designate) an individual from your hospital or system for the survey. This person – yourself or someone of your choosing – will be the primary individual […]

DEI Conversation Happens This Thursday

To help support hospitals in advancing their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, HASC invites you to participate in a roundtable discussion from 10 to 11 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 2. For this session, we will not be featuring a presenter. Instead participants will engage in a facilitated discussion describing how hospitals and health systems organize their diversity, health equity, and inclusion functions, […]

Communities Lifting Communities in Running for LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award

Weeks after observing its fourth birthday, HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative will be recognized at this month’s Los Angeles Business Journal Health Care Leadership Panel & Awards event. Communities Lifting Communities, or CLC, is nominated in the Outstanding Community Outreach category.  CLC is known for its Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies program, among other work and initiatives. “Now more than ever, it is […]

CLC’s Cherished Futures Debuts Newsletter

Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a program of HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities community health initiative has launched a dedicated newsletter. Called The Heart of the Matter, the publication will regularly update readers on Cherished Futures’ work, news, and related issues. Email CLC Executive Director Susan Harrington (below) to be added to the newsletter’s mailing list. The newsletter’s […]

Discussion Tackles Tough Equity Issues, Challenges at 29 Cherished Futures Event

HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities held the latest in a series of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative events on July 29. A total of 53 hospital, community advisor and strategic partner participants attended via videoconference. Cherished Futures is an initiative of HASC, Communities Lifting Communities, and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California. The venture advocates for better care and outcomes for Black moms, babies, […]

Transgender Patient Care: Dec. 9 Spots Open

The DHEI (Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion): Transgender Healthcare Dignity and Certification Program educates health care providers on how to deliver the highest-quality care for the transgender, gender-nonconforming, genderqueer and intersex patient community. This unique half-day course covers the eight-unit Dignity Model developed by clinical psychologist Kristie Overstreet, PhD using an interactive lecture approach. Training designed to serve […]

Advancing Health Equity: Pathways for Hospitals to Improve Health Virtual Workshop

Session Description  This intensive one-day workshop offered by the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), and presented by Communities Lifting Communities and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, provides an in-depth overview of the role hospitals can play in advancing health equity across their organizations and in the communities they serve. The workshop will cover […]