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

A Report on the Shortage of Psychiatrists in California and the U.S.

Briefs Focus is a HASC feature designed to promote constructive dialogue about key issues in health care. This contribution is submitted by Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. This executive summary looks at supply, demand and recruiting trends in the specialty of psychiatry. View the full report, “The Silent Shortage: A White Paper Examining Supply, Demand andRecruitment Trends in Psychiatry,” […]

Last Days Open for Advanced LEAD Enrollment

Ground yourself in the essentials necessary to be a standout leader. Synchronous Advanced LEAD Academy is the perfect next step for those who want exposure to more advanced skills, and for people who have basic leadership skills and want to explore their leadership potential. Ten comprehensive and engaging online training modules strengthen competencies and cultivate skills of […]

Portal Helps Hospitals Meet Staffing Needs

As hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with pandemic-related staffing shortages, HASC reminds members to take advantage of a solution called Medefis offered by AMN Healthcare, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Medefis provides a vendor management service and technology portal to connect health care facilities with a network of regional and national staffing agencies to supply additional nursing professionals. […]

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

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 […]