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H-PACE Funding Option is October 28 Event Focus

HASC Endorsed Business Partner GreenRock Healthcare Capital knows that after a difficult year for hospitals, finding sufficient cash and debt resources can be a big challenge for any institution. For most hospitals, the second largest cash outflow item after payroll is capital spending. Aging plants, obsolescence and emerging technologies, advances in medical knowledge changing standards of care, changing reimbursement and consumer choice create tremendous demand […]

HASC Partner GreenRock Offers Funding Option for COVID-19-related Mitigation

The California Department of Public Health recently issued a 60-day notice stating that temporary waivers of specified regulatory requirements will expire on Sept. 30, 2021. Additionally, OSHPD has notified hospitals that all temporary changes of use, or modifications to the physical environment, must be restored to original condition by Nov. 11 (six weeks after the waiver expires). If not restored by the deadline, such temporary changes […]

HASC, Area Partners Team for Vaccination Drive

Working with member hospitals, public health agencies and health plans from across the region, HASC has crafted a social media and communications toolkit that underlines the key role vaccination plays in halting the COVID-19 Delta variant. The toolkit’s messaging is designed to resonate with communities that have lower vaccination rates — including Black, Latinx, and younger adults. HASC’s Summer 2021 Vaccination Communications Toolkit web page will connect […]

Blood Banks, Hospitals Issue Donor Call

The American Red Cross, and other organizations that distribute blood products, are again reporting critical shortages following another low-supply situation in June. This one, however, is worse and may constitute the worst blood supply shortage in a decade. “Some hospitals may have to delay elective surgeries and other medical procedures if the situation worsens,” UC Health said in a press release last […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

Our region’s health care leaders are disappointed following Culver City’s approval Monday of a $5-an-hour mandated pay hike for hospital workers in the city’s single hospital. While we agree these workers are heroes, we’re troubled by the way this ordinance originated and advanced. As revealed in a June 12 editorial published in 11 Southern California News Group papers, the move did […]

In the Spotlight: Ana Reza

HASC’s Patient Access Services department, or PAS for short, has long focused on helping hospitals access publicly-provided services. Since 1994, Orange County-based Ana Reza has directed the effort. Reza, who holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in gerontology, divides her time between three main programs that help facilities expand services to vulnerable populations. Each individual program also helps hospitals access […]

Endorsed Partner Program Brings bttn On Board

HASC knows from members it can be difficult to source some medical supplies and PPE items at a fair price — specifically nitrile gloves. To address this, the association looks for vendors and new opportunities to provide vetted medical supplies at discounted rates. Introducing bttn This month, HASC welcomes its newest Endorsed Business Partner bttn, a medical supply procurement solution that […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

This past year has been historic for many reasons, not least for HASC’s first virtual Annual Meeting over April 29 and 30. In previous years, the Annual Meeting served as a venue for hospital leaders to convene with colleagues about industry trends, innovation, and important discussions about the future of health care. Last Thursday and […]

HASC Shares National Hospital Week Toolkit

May 9-15, 2021 is National Hospital Week. Over the past year, California hospitals successfully coped with the biggest challenge in generations. The time is ripe for recognizing them and their heroic teams. Download our comprehensive National Hospital Week Social Media Toolkit here. The 185 HASC region hospitals and more than 400 hospitals across the state held firm in the face of overwhelming […]