Since its founding in 1923, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) has been serving the educational, economic, political, and informational needs of hospitals, while also improving access to and quality of health care. To this end, the HASC recently launched a new educational program in collaboration with Healthcare Executives of Southern California (HCE). Titled “Pathways: Health Care Policy in Action,” the new program advances early careerists’ knowledge of health policy issues.
The program began in early April of 2014 as a way of preparing young professionals for their future roles in the area of health care administration. Over the course of five sessions, early careerists learn from academic experts and leaders within the field. Organizations nominate and sponsor beginning professionals for the program, which costs $250. Only the first 40 nominated individuals are accepted into the program, with ACHE/HCE members being given top priority.