May 27 Employer Deadline for Riverside County Career Fair

The Riverside County School of Career Education (SCE) will host an in-person career fair Tuesday, June 7, from 4-6 p.m. The event will include some of SCE’s former students and program graduates. HASC members with a need for the following specializations are encouraged to participate: Medical assistants Patient care technicians (CNAs, home health aides and acute […]

New HASC Website Launches

We’re pleased to announce that the new and improved is live. Along with our other associations, HASC has redesigned and streamlined our website  for desktop and mobile. The new site launched Tuesday, and over the coming weeks, we’ll continue to review the site to ensure full functionality.  The site is designed to sort information […]

June 23 LA County Virtual Job Fair: Meet 300-plus Candidates

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is hosting a virtual career fair on Thursday, June 23 at 1 p.m. More than 300 job seekers experienced in COVID-19 clinical and operations response will be available for interviews and employment.   HASC members seeking candidates with EMT, LVN or RN licensure are encouraged to participate. For […]

Thank You to Annual Meeting Guests and Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s Annual Meeting. Over 350 people gathered for the first time in three years to reflect, connect and learn together. It was an incredible three days, and we can’t wait to do it again May 17–19, 2023 in Palm Desert, California. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors We’re especially […]

HASC Welcomes New Hospital CEOs

HASC is pleased to welcome Patrick Caster and Anthony Nguyen, who recently assumed leadership of two member hospitals. Patrick Caster has joined Memorial Hospital of Gardena (MHG), part of Pipeline Health System, as Chief Executive Officer. He comes to MHG from Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, where he spent five years leading all hospital […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

According to a study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the share of U.S. residents with COVID-19 antibodies increased from 34 percent in December 2021 to 58 percent in February 2022. We’ve seen modest increases in COVID-19 transmission in recent weeks; fortunately, however, it has not translated into a spike […]

New Program Supports EDs in Treating Substance Use Disorders

CA Bridge has launched the CalBridge Behavioral Health Navigator Program to enable emergency departments (EDs) to become primary access points for treating substance use disorders and related mental health issues. Hospitals that join the program will address substance use disorder as a treatable medical emergency, using trained navigators to identify patients who would benefit from medication for addiction […]

New Orange County Mental Health Facilities Help Meet Surging Demand

Corona-based Signature Healthcare Services has expanded into Orange County with a new psychiatric facility to help ease Southern California’s growing need for mental health services. Phillip Franks, Regional CEO for Signature’s Orange County Behavioral Health system, will oversee the two new Signature hospitals. The newly built Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health, which opened in January 2022, […]

Historic MICRA Agreement Averts Ballot Fight

On April 27, Californians Allied for Patient Protection, a coalition of health care professionals and organizations including CHA, announced an agreement advancing this week as a legislative proposal to modernize MICRA while maintaining important medical liability protections. Changes include: Limits on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases (there is no economic damages limit) will increase […]

Public Safety Power Shutoff Workshop – Health Care and Public Health

Southern California Edison is hosting Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) workshops for critical infrastructure customers. The interactive online workshop for health care and public health will cover updates to SCE’s PSPS protocols and wildfire mitigation plans, along with tools, resources and best practices for the sector. The workshop will take place Tuesday, May 24, from […]