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Cherished Futures Collaborative Celebrates Black Maternal Health Week, Welcomes Three Participating Hospitals

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2021—Today, Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies — a collaborative effort to reduce Black infant deaths and improve patient experiences and safety for Black mothers and birthing people — hosted a unique virtual discussion marking the second year of its work with hospitals, public health, payers, and Black community leaders. The convening […]

ReddiNet Celebrates 50 Years of Service

HASC’s ReddiNet® Emergency Medical Communications Service celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – a birthday marked by innovation connected to the region’s coordinated response to COVID-19.  As part of the observance, ReddiNet is sharing a 1971 training film based on HASC’s work developing the original system, which functioned via radio phones based at hospitals. The film’s credits note former HASC President/CEO Steven W. Gamble’s key role […]

Merritt Hawkins Releases DEI White Paper

What’s the core meaning of diversity, equity and inclusion — or DEI for short? Each is an element of “a synergistic triad,” notes a new white paper from physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner.   “Diversity generally refers to hiring people with different backgrounds, equity suggests fair treatment and opportunities for all individuals, while inclusion […]

Endorsed Partner Podcast Series Launches With GreenRock Capital

This week, HASC welcomes its newest Endorsed Business Partner, GreenRock Healthcare Capital, and launches a new mini podcast series. Profiling our partners, the series debuts with a focus on GreenRock. Click here to listen. Bay Area–based GreenRock is a perfect partner to launch the series, with an innovative financing method for health care facilities. In this Q&A, GreenRock principals Joe Euphrat and Mitch […]

OHC Spotlights Cherished Futures

Our Health California, the California Hospital Association campaign that advocates for care equity, this month posts an in-depth look at the Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative. Cherished Futures is an ongoing effort led by HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities initiative to address widespread inequities impacting Black women and their children. Over the past year and a half, the campaign’s goals have advanced following a […]

#ThisIsOurShot — to Boost Vaccine Trust

The more quickly a majority of people receive their vaccines, the sooner life in California and the U.S. will feel normal — with an open economy and kids in school. #ThisIsOurShot is the No. 1 digital vaccine trust-building campaign in the country, engaging more than 25,000 health care heroes and generating more than 250 million digital impressions since December. This week, HASC, CHA […]

In the Spotlight: Aizita Magaña

Aizita Magaña plays a lead role in the region’s fight against COVID-19 this month. As director of planning and public partnerships with the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program, she shapes communications around one of Southern California’s most critical vaccination efforts of the past century. Magaña is a public health professional with a passion for […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the first COVID-19 case appeared in California. Our hospitals answered the call early on by expanding their capacity to care for surging numbers of COVID-19 patients as the virus indiscriminately attacked our neighbors, our colleagues, and our loved ones. Nationwide shortages of PPE, supplies, and nursing staff further strained […]

Survey: Physicians Key to COVID-19 Recovery

2020 was a challenging year for health care professionals. Many physicians have been on the front lines of COVID-19 care, yet have seen their practices diminish or even close due to the virus. Physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, and the Physicians Foundation tracked how the COVID-19 pandemic affected physicians in 2020 through three national surveys. The […]