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

SCE Microgrid Webinar Offered on Tuesday

Electric reliability is the No. 1 reason customers install microgrids, which are self-contained, independent power systems that serve one or more power customers for limited periods. Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events were rare in the past. With the fire season existing nearly year-round today, it’s a good time to think about the future in terms of reliability. Microgrids […]

Weatherspoon Counsels Patience, Commitment for DEI Implementation

Huntington Hospital’s Pamela Weatherspoon was featured speaker at HASC’s most recent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Roundtable on July 8.  Vice president, enterprise diversity, equity & inclusion at the facility, Weatherspoon led a wide-ranging talk on how to implement a hospital DEI program strategy, outlining steps and best practices along the way. There’s no perfect or one size fits all road […]

Podcast Profile: Endorsed Business Partner Vituity

Practicing ER doctor Gregg Miller, MD recently met HASC’s strategic communications team to discuss the COVID-19 outlook, hospital staffing issues, morale factors and more.  Miller is Chief Medical Officer at Vituity, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Vituity is a physician-owned partnership with more than 5,000 doctors and clinicians. It provides critical care, anesthesiology, outpatient, telehealth, acute psychiatry, and other medical services. As the voice of Vituity, […]

LoVLA Initiative Offers PPE at Cost

Over the past year, through supply chain optimization and city purchasing expertise, Logistics Victory LA (LoVLA), an initiative of the City of Los Angeles, provided hospitals, first responders and other health care organizations an opportunity to purchase personal protective equipment  (PPE) from the City of Los Angeles at cost.   In total, LoVLA distributed more than 9 […]

Employers: Do You Have Operating Room Vacancies? Prepare Your Nursing Staff in APU’s RN Perioperative Course This Fall

HASC’s workforce initiative partner, Azusa Pacific University, or APU, is offering a perioperative RN specialty course this fall. The APU RN Specialty course is available for any hospital in the region to prepare RNs transferring to a new position in perioperative nursing at their facility.  The 16-week course provides perioperative training that gives the novice OR nurse the knowledge needed to provide safe patient care – with […]

LEAD Academy Launches on Friday, August 6

HASC’s LEAD Academy leadership training program is the association’s longest-running and most popular education offering. This year’s second virtual series starts on Friday, Aug. 6 and runs biweekly through Jan. 21. The online synchronous sessions run from 8:30 – 11 a.m., Pacific Time. Cost is $162 per module.  LEAD Academy is an intensive training that uses tools and […]

In the Spotlight: Megan Barajas – with Podcast

Megan Barajas is HASC’s newest regional vice president, covering Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The latter, trivia buffs know, is the largest county in the contiguous United States, almost the size of West Virginia.   Barajas is a local, having graduated from high school in Moreno Valley, just east of Riverside. Her path to HASC regional vice president […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

We’ve seen a 26 percent decline in hospitalized COVID-19 patients across the HASC region in the last 14 days, but the ongoing workforce shortage still limits relief for our weary caregivers. The Inland Empire region was dealt particularly devastating blows this summer, outpacing all Southern California counties in hospitalizations at their respective peaks, and trailing neighboring counties in […]

Merritt Hawkins Shares 2021 Physician Compensation Review

Physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, invites members to review and download its 2021 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. See links below. Below is a sample of information from the Review. “The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the economy, and on all aspects of health care, including […]

HASC Partner Offers Member Discount on PPE

HASC Endorsed Business Partner bttn. is excited to share a recent news item on the firm’s push to raise capital and expand its reach. The item posted on Techcrunch notes that bttn. added $5 million in startup capital following its initial launch in June. The firm now has more than 300 customers, the report notes.  HASC is one of more than 17 U.S. health care associations that […]