The Innovation Institute to Host Hospital Association of Southern California Workshop Designed By FutureSense to Solve Nursing Span of Control Issues




The Innovation Institute announced today that it will host a timely workshop Nursing Span of Control at its Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The workshop for C-Suite executives is intended to help them resolve issues related to:

  • The impact of Span of Control on nurse managers, staff, and patients;
  • Factors within hospitals that impact the Span of Control of nursing leaders; and
  • Actions and activities that senior hospital leaders can take to actively monitor and manage nurse manager Span of Control within their hospitals and across health care systems.

FutureSense, an Innovation Institute subsidiary that specializes in people strategy, will facilitate an innovative curriculum that will set forth simple strategies designed to achieve impactful results. The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) is the sponsor for the event. Those interested in attending can register here:

“Today, Nursing Span of Control is more complex than ever due to a varied staff skill level, program focus, and budget. Therefore, we felt that assistance in this area would be most beneficial to leadership at this time,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The goal is to help organizations move past instinctive decision-making about Span of Control and staffing – towards informed, intentional decision-making in this area,” he added.

According to HASC, the organization has tasked its Nursing Advisory Council to investigate and explore relevant academic research, as well as practical solutions to help the C-Suite make informed and effective decisions about the widespread impact Span of Control has in hospitals.

“We will provide a framework of organizational performance measures that these leaders will be able to use to set forth the right balance for their unique hospital environments,” said Jim Finkelstein, president of FutureSense.

Joe Randolph, president and CEO of The Innovation Institute, said, “Exploring innovative solutions is something we are passionate about, and our Innovation Lab is the perfect setting for FutureSense and the HASC Nursing Advisory Council to collaborate and share fresh ideas with hospital leaders.”

The morning event will consist of a three-hour workshop that allows for speakers to dive deep into the Span of Control issue for leaders who have successfully tackled this issue to share their stories, as well as for participants to bring their Span of Control challenges to the table for brainstorming and action planning.

About HASC

The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) is a not-for-profit regional trade association. HASC is dedicated to effectively advancing the interests of hospitals in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.  They work in partnership with the California Hospital Association (CHA), and provide leadership at the local, state and federal levels on legislation, budget concerns and regulatory issues. They work with county boards of supervisors, chambers of commerce, local departments of health and other agencies to assure the hospital’s voice is heard. Comprised of 184 member hospitals and 40 health systems, plus numerous related professional associations and associate members who all share a common goal: to improve the operating environment for hospitals and the health status of the communities they serve.  For more information on HASC, visit

About FutureSense

FutureSense provides integrated solutions to build and sustain human capacity and optimize organizational performance. FutureSense specializes in people, organization, and strategy, offering unique and comprehensive services to create solutions that make a difference. Thoughtful. Responsive. Authentic. For more information, visit


About The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit


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