The Hospital Association of Southern California newsroom includes media contact information and communications-related resources for hospital members. HASC’s Advocacy Department coordinates the association’s media relations. For information about HASC or to interview staff, contact Adam Blackstone, (213) 538-0761, or the regional office nearest you.

For inquiries about filming on location at a regional health care facility, please email Margaret O’Donnell or call (213) 538-0721.

HASC Office of Communications

515 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3300
(213) 538-0700

Adam Blackstone
Senior Vice President, Communications
(213) 538-0761

Regional Contacts

Los Angeles County
Adena Tessler
Regional Vice President
(213) 538-0703
Riverside / San Bernardino Counties
Megan Barajas
Regional Vice President
(951) 222-2284
Orange County
Sara May
Regional Vice President
(714) 663-0294
Santa Barbara / Ventura Counties
Audra Strickland
Regional Vice President
(805) 679-1717

Don’t Miss the Aug. 30 Visa/Mastercard Claim Filing Deadline

The $5.54 billion Visa/Mastercard Class Action Settlement claim filing deadline of May 31, 2024, has been extended to Aug. 30, 2024. You still have time to take advantage of the potential to recover money for your organization! HASC members may benefit from a Class Action Settlement Recovery Service, on a contingent fee basis, through our […]

Wildfire and Advocacy Updates

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July last week, filled with celebration, reflection and time with loved ones. Wildfire Challenges Southern California’s heat wave has made it clear that summer is upon us, with temperatures peaking last week and remaining high throughout this week. As we endure this excessive heat, […]

Welcome to Andrew Goldfrach, New ARMC Leader 

HASC warmly welcomes Andrew Goldfrach, who became chief executive officer of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) on June 1. Goldfrach had served as ARMC’s chief operating officer since March 2020, leading initiatives that have increased the hospital’s status and expanded its services. Under his direction, ARMC became accredited as a comprehensive stroke center, launched a […]

Thank You for Making the 2024 Annual Meeting a Success

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” — Albert Einstein I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, taking time to reflect on the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our great country. Their selfless service allows us to enjoy the freedoms […]

Deadline Approaching for Visa/Mastercard Settlement – Partner with MCAG

MCAG, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, has been closely monitoring the proceedings related to the Visa/Mastercard Interchange Fee Class Action Settlement (Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1720). The lawsuit states that merchants paid more fees than they should have for accepting Visa and Mastercard payments from consumers. MCAG: A […]

Webinar Series: Plans of Safe Care

Download flyer HASC members are invited to a free webinar series on implementing Plans of Safe Care (POSC) in hospital settings. POSC are a key mandate of the federal Comprehensive Addiction Recovery and Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment acts. The series is hosted by Health Management Associates (HMA) and the Los Angeles Office of Child […]

DHS Announces Grants to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism

On April 15, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its FY 2024 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program. The TVTP Grant Program will offer $18 million to assist eligible entities to provide training and resources that prevent targeted violence and terrorism nationwide. The grant also aims to increase public awareness and partnerships […]

Phil Buttell Takes the Helm at Los Robles

HASC warmly welcomes Phil Buttell, who has taken the role of chief executive officer at Los Robles Health System, Thousand Oaks. He began at the 386-bed, Level II Trauma Center April 8. Prior to Los Robles, Buttell was chief executive officer at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park City, Kansas. He joined HCA Healthcare in 2009, […]

Annual Meetings Offer Forum for Advocacy and Inspiration

Last week, along with more than 1,000 other hospital and health system leaders, I attended the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. As always, it was a tremendous opportunity to connect with my counterparts throughout the country and engage in meaningful discussions about advancing health care and navigating the many obstacles facing […]

2024 My SoCal Hospital Heroes Nomination Form

To nominate employees of Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) member hospitals for a 2024 award, please fill out the form below (one form for each nomination). Nominations are due Friday, July 26, 2024. If you prefer to use the PDF nomination form, please email it with any supporting documents to [email protected] by Friday, July […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

Senior Vice President, Communications
(213) 538-0761
[email protected]