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.

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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
Whitney Ayers
Regional Vice President
(714) 663-0294
Santa Barbara / Ventura Counties
Audra Strickland
Regional Vice President
(805) 679-1717

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 […]

Meet Job Candidates at CSU Dominguez Health Care Expo

HASC is pleased to invite members to a job fair hosted by our workforce partner California State University, Dominguez Hills. The College of Health, Human Services and Nursing Job Expo will take place Tuesday, April 16, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. View the flyer here. You’ll have the opportunity to meet students pursuing […]

Help Your Hospital Manage Medical Waste

Last year, HASC established the Environmental Waste Stewardship Committee to ensure hospitals effectively manage their medical waste. The group convenes representatives from LA area hospitals who work to identify and promote best practices, build capacity and foster stakeholder collaboration. We invite all interested persons to join our quarterly Zoom meeting, which will take place on […]

Diversity in Health Care Scholarship Applications Open April 1

In 2023, HASC and Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) launched the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship Program to help grow a more inclusive health care workforce. This year, the two organizations are excited to continue partnering to break down financial barriers for students, especially from underrepresented backgrounds, pursuing health care careers. The initiative will also benefit […]

HASC Annual Meeting Room Booking Alert

HASC just learned that a company called Elite Housing Solutions has contacted 2024 Annual Meeting attendees to offer hotel rooms at a reduced rate. Please note: This company is not affiliated with HASC or the Annual Meeting in any way. HASC is the only company that will contact you about hotel rooms. If someone other […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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