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.
TRANSITIONS OF CARE SUB WORKGROUP: The county of San Diego, along with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and HASD&IC, helped establish a sub workgroup of the Healthy San Diego Dual Eligible/Long Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Workgroup — the Transitions of Care Sub Workgroup. The Sub Workgroup will focus on pressing matters caused by the gaps and challenges in keeping older/disabled adults receiving Medi-Cal connected to quality care and LTSS. The focus is on access to LTSS for older adults and the regional work around the dually eligible beneficiaries, and transitions of care, whether moving from the community or back into the community, and care coordination by the payer, including the providers and caregivers. If you or someone from your organization is interested in joining, please contact Caryn Sumek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome and congratulations to Capt. Elizabeth M. Adriano, MC, USN, who relieved Capt. Kimberly D. Davis on June 5 as the director of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). Adriano, an obstetrician-gynecologist and Navy Medical Corps Officer, previously served as commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point in North Carolina, where she led a […]
SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUDGET: The county has released its 2023-24 budget, which addresses a number of issues — homelessness, building healthy and safe communities, investing in working families, mental health and substance use disorders, sustainability, and justice reform. There is an opportunity for the community to comment and provide input before the board deliberates and adopts a budget at the end of June. Community meetings are being held this week, and next month, public hearings will take place.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented Capt. Kimberly D. Davis, director of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), with an Award for Excellence at AHA’s 2023 Annual Membership Meeting. The award recognizes uniformed and non-uniformed federal health care leaders whose innovative achievements and leadership have contributed substantially to the mission of the federal health system. […]
FENTANYL AWARENESS DAY: People are dying at alarming rates due to illicit fentanyl, and May 9 is dedicated to raising awareness about this growing problem. Data from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office show that fentanyl-related overdose deaths increased 2,375% in San Diego County, from 33 in 2016 to at least 817 in 2021. In Imperial County, seizures of fentanyl increased 272% from fiscal year (FY) 2019 to the third quarter of FY 2022, from 40 pounds to 149 pounds. More information is available on the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s website.
Falck helps people in urgent need and brings peace of mind to its customers. As a partner to local communities, it provides emergency response and health care services wherever they are needed. For more than a century, it has helped keep people and societies safe and healthy. It is committed to advancing sustainable health care, […]
In coordination with the El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) Board of Trustees, UC San Diego Health announced that Pablo Velez, RN, PhD, has been appointed by UC San Diego Health as ECRMC’s CEO effective April 17. Velez will report to UC San Diego Health CEO Patty Maysent and oversee the day-to-day operational, clinical, and […]