Newsroom

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 here.

President’s Message – June 2, 2021

Drastic Changes Ahead for Medi-Cal Contracts
By year’s end, we should know which two health plans the state has chosen to administer Medi-Cal contracts in San Diego County. READ MORE

5 Things to Know – June 2, 2021

Naloxone Treatment: With the number of drug-related deaths growing at an alarming rate locally, the county of San Diego will soon make naloxone, an overdose reversal medication, widely available at several community-based locations and clinics throughout the county. Concerns over the increase in Fentanyl related overdoses and deaths were growing prior to the pandemic however Fentanyl-related deaths increased 202 percent from 2019 to 2020 with more than 457 fentanyl-related deaths countywide in 2020. READ MORE

President’s Message – May 19, 2021

Shining the Spotlight on Behavioral Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year — more than ever — it’s important to put the spotlight on this issue. READ MORE

5 Things to Know – May 19, 2021

Medi-Cal Managed Care: Last fall, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) began the process of re-procuring Medi-Cal managed care plan contracts. At the end of April, DHCS provided updates on both San Diego and Imperial counties.  READ MORE

President’s Message – May 5, 2021

Hospitals’ Vital Role in Helping Counties Hit Vaccine Milestones
San Diego County hit a milestone last week in the fight against COVID-19: 1 million vaccines administered. That puts the county halfway to what public health officials say is their goal of fully vaccinating 75% — or 2,017,011 — of San Diego County residents 16 and older. READ MORE

5 Things to Know – May 5, 2021

Input Sought on County Budget: As the effort continues to build a framework for a more equitable, inclusive San Diego County, public input is needed for the 2021-22 budget process. On May 6, the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will recommend a draft budget, and on May 26-27 county departments will present their draft budgets.   READ MORE

President’s Message – April 21, 2021

Our Team Is United to Help Your Teams
Since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago, your hospitals have been on the front lines, treating patients non-stop, continuing to care for all Californians in all ways. You canceled non-elective surgeries, retrofitted space to accommodate a surge of patients, purchased protective and clinical equipment, and hired more staff. READ MORE

5 Things to Know – April 21, 2021

These are 5 recent news items to know about! The new Crisis Stabilization Unit in Chula Vista, updates to the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment, City of San Diego considers Falck USA’s RFP to provide emergency medical services, San Diego county considers a new department focused on addressing homelessness, and CHA launches a newly redesigned website.  READ MORE

President’s Message – April 7, 2021

A New Look and Feel for the HASD&IC Newsletter
Welcome to the redesigned and revamped HASD&IC Biweekly Briefing. Designed for HASD&IC members and associate members, this newsletter is filled news, educational information, events, and more. READ MORE

5 Things to Know – April 7, 2021

These are 5 recent news items to know about! The new Crisis Stabilization Unit in Chula Vista, updates to the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment, City of San Diego considers Falck USA’s RFP to provide emergency medical services, San Diego county considers a new department focused on addressing homelessness, and CHA launches a newly redesigned website. READ MORE