The HASD&IC Biweekly Briefing provides timely news and information for HASD&IC members and associates and is published on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Key articles and issues of interest from each publication, along with the President’s Message, are included below. Media statements and press releases can also be found here.
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for health care organizations in the United States. The company provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality health care professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to […]
STUDY FINDS CA BRIDGE PROGRAM IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, FUNDING TO CONTINUE: JAMA Network recently published a study highlighting the impact of the CA Bridge Program on opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment in emergency departments (EDs). The study found that 86% of OUD patients received buprenorphine in participating hospitals, with 50% continuing treatment 30 days after […]
The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on Jan. 17. Board Chair and UC San Diego Health Chief Executive Director Patty Maysent, MPH, MBA, officiated. The other 2024 officers are as follows:
HCAI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE GRANT PROGRAMS: Application cycles for the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) Behavioral Health Workforce Grant programs open Feb. 9 and close May 8. Visit the HCAI website to learn more about the following programs: IMPERIAL COUNTY 2023-24 COMMUNITY SURVEY: The 2023-24 Imperial County Community Health Survey is now […]
The California Hospital Association (CHA) has developed a detailed analysis of how insurance company practices negatively affect patients. It’s a key proof point supporting a comprehensive strategy to hold insurers accountable for patient care in California. One of CHA’s priorities this year is to create greater accountability (network adequacy, prior authorization, medical necessity, payment practices, parity) for insurers operating in California. The survey, conducted by CHA in 2023, saw significant response from California hospitals (many thanks to all who contributed). Broadly, the analysis reveals:
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District announced Christopher R. Bjornberg, MBA, FACHE, as their new CEO on Jan. 24. Bjornberg hails from Fall River Mills, California, where he recently served as CEO of Mayers Memorial Healthcare District. In that role, he also served as a member of the Hospital Council & Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors. His […]
Patrick Ziemer returned to Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System (API) as CEO on Jan. 1. Ziemer has been a passionate advocate for behavioral health with a career dating back over 30 years. Ziemer served as the CEO of API from January 2008 to April 2019. In 2019, he moved into the role of president and chief development officer at the corporate level to lead and develop other companies in API’s continuum of care, also serving as the CEO of 4 Front Pharmacy and the Jackson House facilities.