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.
Survey Finds Physician Appointment Wait Times Getting Longer
After Annie Keeling’s placenta abrupted while giving birth to her son, Leo, he became the first baby at Sharp Mary Birch to receive therapeutic hypothermia in the neurologic intensive care nursery to reduce swelling to his brain and any long-term damage.
5 Things To Know: Webinar Speakers Needed, Care Court Implementation Funding, CHA Advocacy Materials, Medi-Cal RX, Scholarship Applications
WEBINAR SPEAKERS NEEDED: As part of their commitment to advancing safe, quality care, the Hospital Quality Institute/Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization, are launching a campaign to identify and recruit experts/front-line professionals who can speak on a variety of topics. Those topics include: Please reach out to Asma Ahmad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 552-2601 if there […]
Associate Member Spotlight: The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice has been a trusted community resource for hospice, palliative care, and grief support services in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County for more than 44 years. Its services have touched the lives of more than 120,000 children and adults who face the challenges associated with an advanced, life-limiting illness. It ensures […]
5 Things To Know: Fentanyl Screening, Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), CHA Forum, State of Emergency, Behavioral Health
FENTANYL SCREENING: The California Department of Public Health has issued an All Facilities Letter (AFL) 22-25 on fentanyl screening. The AFL notifies general acute care hospitals (GACH) of the passage of Senate Bill 864 (Chapter 169, Statutes of 2022) and its requirement that a GACH that is conducting a diagnostic urine drug screening must also […]
5 Things To Know: Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Nursing Grants, Report on State Legislation, Medi-Cal RX Expansion, AHA Suicide Prevention Resources
COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT (CHNA): Please join HASD&IC and CHNA-participating hospitals, health systems, and health districts for a community stakeholder briefing from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (PT) Nov. 29. The briefing will include a presentation on the 2022 CHNA as well as a discussion about potential future research and the next steps to address the […]
5 Things To Know: Medi-Cal Fraud Prevention Training, Retention Payment Program, Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities, Skilled-Nursing Facilities, Community College Instructors Needed
MEDI-CAL FRAUD PREVENTION TRAINING: The Department of Health Care Services Investigations Division will join HASD&IC for a webinar on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) to provide Medi-Cal Fraud Prevention Training. The main objective of this training is to help preserve professional ethics and integrity to ensure that Medi-Cal benefits and other public […]