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In the Spotlight: Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is President/CEO at College Hospital Costa Mesa, a 122-bed privately-owned facility. Of that total, 104 are locked, LPS-designated psychiatric care beds. Early this year, College Hospital became the latest of a handful of Southern California locations to open a Crisis Stabilization Unit. Across the region, only about half a dozen county-funded units are open. More are needed — to care for […]

Report Highlights Collaboration of Public Health, Health Care Partners to Improve Community Health Through Innovative Investment Strategies

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2020 — Released today by the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and its Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) community health initiative, a new comprehensive report outlines innovative multi-sector partnerships between public health, hospitals and health systems, community development and other sectors that leverage resources and align investments to improve people’s […]

Report Released: Creating Dramatic Public Health Gains Through Innovative Community Investment

HASC and its Communities Lifting Communities initiative with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California today released a landmark report outlining how multi-sector partnerships with public health, hospitals and health systems, community development and other sectors can marshal resources to significantly improve the health of neighborhoods and communities. “Our health care system has mostly focused on treating diseases rather than preventing people from getting […]

Cherished Futures Collaborative

Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) is a partnership managed by the city of Los Angeles with HASC support — to obtain and distribute critically-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to area hospitals. According to a May 28 City News Service report, the partnership delivered 100,000 N-95 protective masks in May, with 200,000 more expected in June and 500,000 in July. As many as 1.2 million […]

Inland Empire Health Plan, L.A. Care Health Plan Take Steps to Provide Financial Support to Contracted Health Care Providers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2020 – Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and L.A. Care Health Plan, two of California’s largest publicly-operated Medi-Cal managed health plans, recently announced efforts to provide financial support to hospitals and health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparation for a potential surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations, California hospitals preserved their bed capacity […]

Centering Black Women’s Leadership and Experiences

Op-ed by Dana Sherrod, MPH Last week, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations, advocates, and policymakers across the nation were virtually celebrating the third-annual Black Maternal Health Week (April 11–17) and deepening the conversation about black maternal health in the U.S. While progress has been made, data shows that black mothers and their babies disproportionately experience […]

A New Option for COVID-19 Staffing Needs

To support hospitals’ staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, HASC is pleased to announce our partnership with AMN Healthcare to offer a rapid staffing network solution called Medefis.  Medefis is a vendor management system that comes with a pre-vetted network of nursing, respiratory, and physician contingent personnel. Information on this technology portal is included in the attached flier. Medefis streamlines […]

BizFed Institute, LA County, LA Delegation, Hospital Association of Southern California, and SEIU Los Angeles Locals to Provide Personal Protective Equipment Supplies to All Frontline Workers

LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2020) – The BizFed Institute (BFI) has formed an unprecedented partnership with all 39 State Senators and Assemblymember representing Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Los Angeles Locals, along with the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) 195 business associations representing more than 400,000 […]

On Coronavirus, United to Support Hospitals at Every Level

In the past week, the extent of novel coronavirus in our state and across the country has become more clear, and more sobering. As with many public health issues, this one is both highly complicated and rapidly evolving. Responding quickly to daily information updates from federal and state officials, hospitals statewide have mobilized to care […]

Common Sense Meeting Practices Checklist

As concern over the spread of coronavirus increases, we at HASC would like to ensure that we do our part to exercise the best prevention practices and enable you to do what you do best – care for patients. As a result, we are thinking differently about in-person meetings or events where there are alternatives, […]