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.
5 Things To Know: COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, CHA Alert, Behavioral Health Initiative Grant Funding, Expiration of Temporary Waivers, Waivers for Justice-Involved Individuals
COVID-19 IN NURSING HOMES: People living in nursing homes continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. If hospitals have questions or want to discuss strategies, please contact Lindsey C. Yourman, MD, chief geriatric officer, San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, at LindseyC.Yourman@sdcounty.ca.gov.
HASD&IC Board Meeting Highlights
The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on Jan. 18. Board Chair Patrick Frias, MD, President & CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, officiated. The other 2023 officers are as follows: Appreciation was expressed to Steve Dietlin of Tri-City Healthcare District for his leadership and service to the board. Steve will be retiring in […]
Welcome to VA San Diego Healthcare System Director Frank Pearson, DPT, PA-C
Frank P. Pearson, DPT, PA-C, who was recently appointed director of VA San Diego Healthcare System, has also been appointed as a representative on the HASD&IC Board of Directors. Dr. Pearson served as a director at the VA Syracuse Healthcare System from June 2020 to December 2022. Dr. Pearson, a retired U.S. Navy captain, held […]
Steve Dietlin of Tri-City Healthcare District Announces Retirement
Tri-City Healthcare District (TCHD) President and CEO Steve Dietlin has announced his retirement effective in late March 2023, following 10 years of executive leadership with the health care district. Dietlin joined TCHD in 2013 as the chief financial officer and was instrumental in orchestrating a financial turnaround of the district. He was appointed to the […]
5 Things To Know: Office of Health Care Affordability, Medi-Cal Budget Request, Veterans in Suicidal Crisis, Empath Unit Deadline Extended, Behavioral Health Playbook
OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY: The California Hospital Association (CHA) has developed a web page for the new Office of Health Care Affordability. The web page contains background information on the office’s main responsibilities and implementation timelines. It will be updated as new information becomes available. Contact Ben Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
5 Things To Know: EMS Strategic Plan, Point-In-Time Count, Behavioral Health Funding Opportunity, Blood Donor Month, COVID-19 Outbreaks
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) OFFICE STRATEGIC PLAN: San Diego County has completed its EMS Strategic Plan 2023-2027. The plan development process for the document, which brings a new focus to the vision of San Diego County EMS, included: The EMS office received more than 1,000 individual comments, suggestions, and recommendations.
Member Spotlight: Best Wishes to Tim Smith of Sharp Memorial Hospital
Tim Smith, who has served admirably as senior vice president and chief executive officer of Sharp Memorial Hospital since 2007, will be retiring from his 40-year career in health care on Jan. 20. During his tenure at Sharp Memorial, Tim played a critical role in the hospital’s day-to-day operations, ensuring patients received the best care […]