16Dec, 2021

5 THINGS TO KNOW: HASD&IC Annual Meeting Donations, COVID Vaccinations by ZIP, Transportation Alternatives

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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS BY ZIP CODE: San Diego County’s Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report shows the percentage (as of Dec. 4) of the total population of San Diego County residents who are fully vaccinated, by ZIP code of residence. Note that the data only include vaccines that have been recorded in the San Diego Immunization Registry. Some health care providers, including Veteran’s Affairs, the Department of Defense, some tribal entities, and prisons, do not report to the registry. ICYMI — HASD&IC ANNUAL MEETING DONATIONS: HASD&IC would like to thank the meeting attendees, who donated […]
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16Dec, 2021

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Hospitals Making a Difference

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What a difference a year makes. Last year around this time, a massive vaccination effort began as COVID-19 shots began rolling out to sites around the country — and it hasn’t really stopped. Although many had been hopeful that the vaccines could help us put the pandemic behind us once and for all, that reality hasn’t quite panned out. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from taking time this holiday season to celebrate and reflect on how far we’ve come. This year has shown all of us that despite the enormity […]
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2Dec, 2021

5 THINGS TO KNOW: Monoclonal Antibodies Survey, Updated COVID-19 Surge FAQs, Mental Health Resources

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MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES: A reminder that monoclonal antibodies are available for early treatment of COVID-19 in both San Diego and Imperial counties. More information, including treatment sites and how to refer patients, is available for San Diego County and Imperial County providers. In addition, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requesting that providers complete by Dec. 3 an updated survey to help understand how frequently monoclonal antibodies are being used at health care facilities (both for treatment and as post-exposure prophylaxis). This information will be used to ensure that CDPH adequately […]
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2Dec, 2021

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Missed the Annual Meeting? Here’s a Brief Recap

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Thank you to all who attended the HASD&IC annual meeting on Nov. 15-18. It was a chance to gather — albeit virtually — to hear about the issues important to hospitals and our members. The meeting kicked off with a session called Reflections on 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022 with CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle. She addressed topics ranging from the latest COVID-19 surge that is upon us and what CHA is doing to address it, three tectonic shifts that hospitals in California are dealing with — workforce, […]
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18Nov, 2021

5 THINGS TO KNOW: Vaccine Mandates Chart, Children’s Covid-19 Vaccine, Shigella Outbreak

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IMPERIAL COUNTY LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY: The Local Health Authority Commission met in closed session on Nov. 8 for discussion of current and potential contracting models relating to Knox Keene licensing, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code § 14087.38 (m) (n). SHIGELLA OUTBREAK: There has been a Shigella outbreak (Shigellosis) in San Diego County. Currently there are 35 confirmed and three probable cases among people experiencing homelessness. It was first identified Oct. 7, with four new cases occurring between Oct. 28 and Nov. 8.  The majority of cases are at multiple […]
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18Nov, 2021

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Thanks, and Gratitude for All You Do

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Next week, many of us will gather with our families and friends and pause to reflect on all that we are thankful for. For some it might be the food and drink, for some it might be a new member of the family, and for still others it might just be the simple act of getting together — something that wasn’t advised last year. After 2020 — a year like no other — 2021 brought its own set of new challenges. But hospital employees have continued to show up, day […]
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3Nov, 2021

5 THINGS TO KNOW: Lessons from COVID, Report on State Legislation, CDPH Meeting

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: On Oct. 19, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion to increase shelters and safe parking lots with wrap-around services for those experiencing homelessness in the East County. The board took the following actions: Authorized the chief administrative officer to work with the developers and community partners to identify properties, buildings, and concepts for low-barrier emergency shelters, safe lots, and associated services in East County and countywide, preferably in the unincorporated area, and return to the board within 120 days with identified locations, funding, […]
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3Nov, 2021

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Hear About Issues of Importance to Hospitals at Annual HASD&IC Meeting

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HASD&IC’s Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually Nov. 15-18, is fast approaching. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to register now. The four-day series of webinars will include several issues of importance to your hospitals. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from me and CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle about the advocacy agenda for 2022, along with a CEO Roundtable that will feature hospital leaders from San Diego and Imperial counties. They’ll share lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how those learnings will impact […]
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21Oct, 2021

5 THINGS TO KNOW: Medi-Cal RFP Update, Board Meeting Highlights, Key Messaging on Workforce Shortages

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MANAGED CARE PLAN RFP UPDATE: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has adjusted the release date of the Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan Request for Proposal (RFP) to Feb. 2, 2022. Although the RFP was scheduled to be released at the end of this year, the change will not affect the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2024. Additional time is needed to address stakeholder comments received during the comment period for the draft RFP. Updates to the RFP schedule will be posted on the DHCS website. HASD&IC will continue to […]
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21Oct, 2021

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Hear from Health Care Leaders at HASD&IC Annual Meeting

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Although we haven’t been able to gather in person since 2019, HASD&IC is happy to announce that we will once again host our annual meeting — albeit virtually — next month. Running from Nov. 15-18, this four-day series of timely webinars and panels is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and learn from colleagues and community partners, as we work together to address the challenges that COVID-19 has brought. Topics will include: Reflections on 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022 Medi-Cal – A Look to the Future […]
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