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 […]
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: San Diego County is currently in the process of developing a plan for comprehensive evaluation of the base station hospital system (BSHS) and trauma center catchment area designation (TCCAD). This comprehensive review and evaluation began in January 2023 and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31, 2023. The county has hired […]
Often, when people think about the work done at hospitals, it’s the doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff who come to mind. While their work is vitally important — often lifesaving — volunteers and volunteer leaders are also an integral part of the hospital environment.
PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFS: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) is conducting two public safety power shutoff (PSPS) exercises and welcomes the attendance and participation of external stakeholders: PSPS Tabletop Exercise: April 11, 8 a.m.-noon PSPS Full-Scale Exercise: May 1-2 If you are interested in participating, please complete the Extent of Play Agreement and […]
The HASD&IC Board of Directors convened on March 30. Board Chair Patrick Frias, MD, President & CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, officiated. Welcome was expressed to new board member, Frank P. Pearson, DPT, PA-C, director at VA San Diego Healthcare System. Special guests from San Diego County Fire — Jeff Collins, director, […]
Bolder. Brighter. The two words connote a positive tone — progress, fearlessness, courageousness. They also happened to be the theme of the 2023 American College of Healthcare Executives Congress, where health leaders gathered to explore practical solutions to the challenges we face today, particularly in the wake of the pandemic.
Before Josue Ramos became a respiratory therapist at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, he was a high school senior and patient at the hospital.
COVID-19 UNINSURED GROUP PROGRAM: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is clarifying that coverage for this group expires on May 31 — the last day of the month in which the COVID-19 public health emergency ends — not May 11. California has taken advantage of the “optional COVID-19 group,” which provides uninsured and underinsured […]
Back in the ’70s, when the EMS system of today was in its infancy, the needs of those it served were much different. In those days, the system was designed largely to handle traffic accidents — which, in the absence of seat belt laws, airbags, and other safety features — often resulted in much more […]