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Preparing for a Potential Virus Storm

Over the last two years, our hospitals experienced significant winter COVID-19 surges. This year, with the specter of yet another surge approaching, we’re also contending with high levels of influenza and other viruses, such as respiratory syncytial virus. Additionally, public health officials have warned of increasing COVID-19 cases associated with the spread of new variants, […]

In the Spotlight: Felita Jones, EdD

The National Health Foundation (NHF) welcomed Felita Jones, EdD, as president and CEO on Aug. 15. A few weeks into her new role, Dr. Jones shared with HASC’s communications team about what has inspired her life’s work, NHF’s current projects and her vision for the organization’s future. This interview is part of In the Spotlight — a […]

George Greene Discusses Pandemic Response at State of Reform

HASC President and CEO George Greene presented a keynote address with Kim Milstien of Health Management Associates (HMA) at the recent State of Reform Los Angeles policy conference. The two discussed HASC’s forthcoming Pandemic Response and Emergency Planning Report, which studies the Southern California hospital and health care system response to COVID-19. The report identifies […]

2022 Associate Member Event

Associate members, thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to reschedule this year’s member luncheon. The event will now take place online Thursday, Dec. 8, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. As we gather virtually, it will be a great opportunity for you to hear about how COVID-19 has impacted health care in Southern California […]

Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

Staffing shortages and COVID-19 have put heavy demands, including extra needs for child care, on health workers in recent years. On this page, HASC has listed information on emergency child care services by region and county. We hope this resource will enable hospitals and essential staff to access child care services and financial support more […]

Call for 2023 Annual Meeting Breakout Speakers

Download PDF of breakout information Overview What is your hospital or health system doing to continually improve health care quality and adapt to the evolving delivery environment? Have your pandemic response efforts led to innovations that could benefit fellow colleagues? Are you willing to showcase your leading-edge work? HASC invites you to present your hospital’s […]

Cedar

Overview Cedar is an enterprise consumer engagement platform that improves the end-to-end financial journey in health care, helping providers increase collections, boost operational efficiency and improve patient satisfaction. Leveraging advanced data science, consumer-first design and direct integrations with payers and health savings account banks, Cedar creates powerful consumer financial engagement that delivers tangible business and […]

HQI’s 2022 Annual Conference Now Free of Charge

In response to the unprecedented cost and care challenges facing California hospitals, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has waived member registration fees for its 2022 Annual Conference. Robert Imhoff, president of HQI, explains the decision here. The Southern California conference takes place Oct. 3 and 4 in Long Beach. HASC highly encourages our members to attend […]

More Checks Head to MCAG Program Participants

Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG), a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, has delivered substantial revenue to its health care clients in the last 30 days, with over $739,000 in Optical Disk Drive settlements distributed to our member hospitals.   MCAG has already recovered over $20 million for health care clients this year and expects significant payouts […]

Updates: Unequal Pay, NHF Arleta Project, PREP Report

As fall fast approaches, so far this year has again seen new challenges for our member hospitals as they recover from the frenetic and tireless work over the last two-plus years. It’s with pride that I express my empathy and gratitude for this difficult work — and my pleasure in sharing recent accomplishments that wouldn’t […]