Workforce

About Workforce

HASC Workforce Development is a multi-pronged effort to support workforce needs across the region — especially in areas with a shortage of trained and qualified employees.

Examples include the following targeted efforts:

HASC Workforce Program fact sheet

Podcasts

Lisa Mitchell, HASC Program Director for Workforce Development, speaks with Rebecca Evans, Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDBVC)  — Aug. 4, 2022

Teri Hollingsworth, HASC Vice President, HR and Education Services, and Cynthia Avila, WDBVC, are interviewed on KVTA Radio’s Workforce Wednesdays — June 24, 2022

Apply Now for USC’s MS in Health Systems Management Engineering

Download information sheet The U.S. health care system is facing major challenges including pandemics, workforce shortages, health disparities and inequity, rising costs and more. Highly skilled health professionals are critically needed to help develop innovative solutions and transform care delivery. In response to this need, the University of Southern California has launched a Master of […]

Aug. 12 Deadline for Q2 2022 Health Care Workforce Survey

As hospitals face critical workforce shortages, data are essential to provide insight into supply, demand and distribution of health professionals. Each quarter, HASC member hospitals are invited to participate in the Health Care Workforce Survey, which captures data related to turnover, new hires and vacancies for all positions, including select nursing and allied health positions. […]

Thank You for Attending the July 27 IRAP Information Session

Sept. Update: $10K Available for First 20 IRAP Adopters Dallas College and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) have announced that the first 20 adopters of an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) will be eligible for up to $10,000 per location (grant funding permitting). HASC strongly encourages members struggling with recruitment and retention […]

In the Spotlight: Teri Hollingsworth

This interview with Teri Hollingsworth, HASC’s Vice President of Human Resources and Education Services, took place on KVTA Radio’s Workforce Wednesdays segment. Teri, along with Cynthia Avila of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County, HASC’s partner, discussed the free Virtual Health Care Career Fair taking place Wednesday, June 29. Hear how the job fair […]

Program Offers Patient Care Assistant Training and Employment

Entry-level LA County job seekers aiming to work in health care have an excellent opportunity through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Training Program. Since it began in 2009, this program has created hundreds of full-time PCA positions, helping program partner MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center fill its workforce needs. Selected […]

OR and L&D Nurses: Gain Perioperative Skills this Fall

Azusa Pacific University (APU), a HASC workforce initiative partner, is offering a perioperative RN specialty course this fall. This session prepares operating room (OR) nurses and labor and delivery (L&D) nurses who need training to circulate for Cesarean deliveries. The course runs from September 17 through January 7, 2023, and is open to all hospitals […]

Information Session: Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

The Dallas College IRAP HASC invites members to a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 27 from 10–11 a.m. to learn more about the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). This new apprenticeship model helps workers obtain relevant skills and faster access to high-quality careers while providing employers an additional pipeline for their workforce needs. IRAPs combine […]

Leadership and Charge Nurse: Creating a Culture of Safety

Session Description The Joint Commission and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recognize that safe patient care begins when hospital units foster a culture of teamwork and trust in which all staff feel safe bringing concerns and ideas to improve care. This advanced class for charge nurses focuses on the nurse leader’s role in creating […]

OC Leaders: Health Care Workforce Building Discussion, June 22

Staffing is on the mind of nearly every hospital leader, and it is critical that we voice our thoughts and collectively explore ways to build a robust and resilient health care workforce.   HASC invites Orange County hospitals to join as we engage in a group discussion on the health care workforce. The convening, hosted by the […]