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Hear About Important Hospital Issues at Annual Meeting

In just a few weeks, we’ll gather at the Rancho Bernardo Inn for HASD&IC’s first in-person Annual Meeting in more than two years. We’ll replace the Zoom “squares” with name badges and get a chance to network and reconnect with our colleagues and community partners. 

This is also a great opportunity to hear from speakers who will inspire and inform us about what’s ahead for our health care delivery system in the coming year. These speakers bring a wealth of experience and insight on several topics that are of great importance to hospitals.

The day will begin with a keynote address from California Hospital Association President & CEO Carmela Coyle, who will speak about Health Care Public Policy — The Path Forward: A look at policies and politics facing California hospitals. 

In addition, panel topics include:

  • Behavioral Health Through the Lifespan. As behavioral health continues to be an ongoing issue, this panel will discuss behavioral health community needs and innovative models to provide services at all levels and all ages.
  • Innovative Models in Emergency Medical Services. To address the strain on the emergency medical services system, this panel will explore innovative models, including nurse triage, alternate destination, and community paramedicine to divert unnecessary transports to hospital emergency departments.
  • The Courage to Take Action in Uncertain Times: Building Equity in Clinical and Community Settings. The discussion will examine strategies to eliminate inequities in clinical care, reduce the financial damage wrought by a profoundly inequitable health care finance system, and position hospitals and health systems as leaders in the design of comprehensive strategies across sectors in urban and rural communities around the country.

We will also take time for recognition and celebration of this year’s honorees during the Community Leadership Awards (see more details below). Continuing education credits are available for attendees.

If you haven’t yet registered, I encourage you to do so today. 

I look forward to seeing you next month!