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HASC Associate Members Hear the Latest at 2022 Event

On December 8, HASC hosted a one-hour Zoom session for close to 20 associate members. The online gathering provided an opportunity for the HASC team to share its accomplishments from the past two years, which were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Associate members also learned about HASC’s 2023 strategic priorities and received updates on […]

HASC Staff Quoted on Workforce Development

A recent article in the Sacramento News & Review focusing on health care job creation included comments from HASC’s Teri Hollingsworth, VP of human resources and education services, and Lisa Mitchell, program director for workforce development. Hollingsworth shared about the start of the SlingShot Initiative several years ago, a collaboration with the Southeast LA County […]

Host a 2023 CDIP Intern to Connect your Hospital with Diverse Talent

The HASC and Health Career Connection (HCC) workforce diversity program is known as the College to Career Diversity Internship Program, or CDIP. CDIP is a 10-week, full-time, paid, project-based summer internship program that identifies and recruits local, diverse high-performing college upperclassmen and recent graduates seeking health care careers. Become a Program Host We are now accepting host applications […]

In Memoriam: Daniel Lang, MD, 1926–2022

The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) is greatly saddened to learn about the passing of Dr. Daniel Lang on Nov. 7, following a short illness. Dr. Lang served as medical director of HASC and National Health Foundation (NHF) for more than 20 years, focusing on health care quality improvement. He retired in 2009. “Dan […]

Toolkit for Respiratory Illness Prevention

HASC has been closely following the threat of a respiratory illness “tripledemic” this winter and share our member hospitals’ concern about capacity challenges. We’ve put together a social media toolkit for hospitals to help inform communities about avoiding severe illness.

Safe Holidays; Ballot Initiatives Update

Staying Safe During the Holidays As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re reminded to pause and reflect on all that for which we are thankful. I’m grateful for the unwavering commitment of our hospitals to keep Southern California residents healthy and safe, and I’m hopeful that their dedicated staff will spend much-needed time with loved […]

B2B Pricing for Respiratory Illness Prevention Supplies

As hospitalization rates rise for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, HASC has asked our partner bttn to provide a list of medical products to support prevention and mitigation efforts. bttn’s B2B medical supply marketplace offers transparent, instant access to 70,000-plus name-brand products, with even more (2.5 million) available through dedicated […]

Thank You to Vets; $25 Minimum Wage Election Updates

Today, we honor the selfless service and sacrifice of our veterans and active-duty military. Millions of men and women have courageously answered the call to serve our nation by protecting our country and preserving our freedoms — such as the ability to express our ideals in the democratic process. We are humbled by your service […]

DOL Nursing Expansion Grants: Apply by Jan. 6

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced an $80 million funding opportunity through its Nursing Expansion Grant Program. The grants are intended to address nursing shortages and workforce development challenges through expanding the pipeline of professionals, advancing equity and creating pathways for workers to fill jobs. Applications are due Jan. 6. Administered by the […]

Cedar’s Integrated Payer-Provider Billing Platform Introduced to Highmark Inc. and Allegheny Health Network Customers

To pay for a single health care visit, consumers may experience multiple, disconnected interactions with providers and payers. For example, consumers looking to pay the bill, check their deductible progress or verify health benefit account balance might require several phone calls and use apps or web portals to complete their tasks. This lack of alignment […]