COVID-19 UNINSURED GROUP PROGRAM: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is clarifying that coverage for this group expires on May 31 — the last day of the month in which the COVID-19 public health emergency ends — not May 11. California has taken advantage of the “optional COVID-19 group,” which provides uninsured and underinsured […]
Back in the ’70s, when the EMS system of today was in its infancy, the needs of those it served were much different. In those days, the system was designed largely to handle traffic accidents — which, in the absence of seat belt laws, airbags, and other safety features — often resulted in much more […]
Few hospitals in California are immune from the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, years of Medi-Cal underfunding, and ongoing inflationary pressures. And hospitals in our region are no different. That’s why an agreement reached earlier this week that will allow UC San Diego Health to temporarily assume full operational, clinical, and financial […]
OVERDOSE TO ACTION GRANT: San Diego County is a recipient of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) grant, which focuses on overdose surveillance and prevention. Along with community-focused overdose prevention activities, a key strategy of OD2A is supporting San Diego licensed prescribers (i.e., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and […]
At Rady Children’s Hospital, behavioral health specialists provide proactive behavior support throughout each step of the visit to help patients, their families and health care staff work together for a successful emergency department experience.
COVID-19 IN NURSING HOMES: People living in nursing homes continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. If hospitals have questions or want to discuss strategies, please contact Lindsey C. Yourman, MD, chief geriatric officer, San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, at LindseyC.Yourman@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Come May 11, your hospitals could have fewer tools to manage increasing volumes. That’s because May 11 is the date the federal public health emergency expires, and likely along with it — Title 42. This pandemic-era policy was put in place under the Trump administration and allowed the United States to turn away or rapidly […]
The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on Jan. 18. Board Chair Patrick Frias, MD, President & CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, officiated. The other 2023 officers are as follows: Appreciation was expressed to Steve Dietlin of Tri-City Healthcare District for his leadership and service to the board. Steve will be retiring in […]
Frank P. Pearson, DPT, PA-C, who was recently appointed director of VA San Diego Healthcare System, has also been appointed as a representative on the HASD&IC Board of Directors. Dr. Pearson served as a director at the VA Syracuse Healthcare System from June 2020 to December 2022. Dr. Pearson, a retired U.S. Navy captain, held […]
Tri-City Healthcare District (TCHD) President and CEO Steve Dietlin has announced his retirement effective in late March 2023, following 10 years of executive leadership with the health care district. Dietlin joined TCHD in 2013 as the chief financial officer and was instrumental in orchestrating a financial turnaround of the district. He was appointed to the […]