More than two years of living through a pandemic have taken a huge a toll on the mental health of millions of Americans, both young and old. This month, as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (Mental Health Matters Month in San Diego County), it’s more important than ever to shine the spotlight on a […]
Workforce. It’s a word that many of us have become all too familiar with lately.
Next month, we will celebrate National Hospital Week — an opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health systems, and health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting and connected to their community.
Last Thursday evening, nearly two years to the day since COVID-19 arrived in San Diego, City Council members together with the mayor, hospital representatives, fire-rescue and community members gathered at Balboa Park to honor and celebrate the contributions of health care workers throughout the pandemic.
On Monday, after nearly two years of many of us working from home, the One Team — which includes HASD&IC and CHA along with the other Regional Associations — traded in our sweatpants and slippers for slacks and dress shoes, and formally returned to in-person work.
Hospitals and health systems in San Diego and Imperial counties engage in collaborative efforts to identify the most important health needs in their communities. Incorporating feedback from community members and the providers who care for them is essential to identifying the top health needs and understanding the social drivers that impact them.
In the wake of the recent COVID-19 surge, due in large part to the highly transmissible omicron variant, it remains to be seen what the future holds. This fourth surge has shown us that we must be prepared for anything. After plateauing for a bit, hospitalizations started to climb after the holidays, steadily increasing for […]
As COVID-19 cases surge not just in our region but throughout the state, a longstanding issue is wreaking havoc on the health care system.
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 […]
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.
Dimitrios Alexiou, FACHEPresident & CEO