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

Working to Ease Medical Debt Requirements

I hope you are all staying safe in the rainfall we’re experiencing and that you enjoyed a long holiday weekend celebrating President’s Day. As I reflect on past presidents and their impact, I thought the following quote was a fitting characterization of the obstacles experienced and the resilience our hospitals have demonstrated in the past […]

HASC Welcomes New Hospital Member

HASC is pleased to welcome Coachella Valley Behavioral Health, Indio, as a new hospital member. Opening in spring 2024, the facility is an acute psychiatric hospital offering inpatient treatment programming for adolescents and adults. Scott Hullinger serves as chief executive officer and Alice Barton as chief financial officer. Coachella Valley Behavioral Health is located at: […]

Thursday: Learn About Donating Surplus Prepared Food

From Kitchen to Community:Recovering Prepared Foods Thursday, Feb. 15, 20249 to 11 a.m.Online DOWNLOAD FLYER The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) invites hospitals in the Los Angeles region to a webinar on donating prepared food. As of Jan. 1, 2024, California Senate Bill 1383 requires tier 2 edible food generators (EFGs) to donate […]

Southern California Weathers Storm; Safety-net Hospitals Terminated

Weathering the Storm Over the weekend and extending into this week, California encountered record-breaking rainfall, with numerous repercussions for our member hospitals. In fact, here in downtown Los Angeles, we witnessed a remarkable rainfall event, with a recorded precipitation of 4.10 inches. This figure surpasses the previous daily record for February 4, which was 2.55 […]

HASC, Health Plans Work to Prevent Future PPE Shortages

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the U.S. suffered a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Health care workers often lacked the basics: gloves, medical masks, N95 respirators and gowns. The shortage, amid an already lethal pandemic, caused many more deaths that could otherwise have been prevented. In August 2020, L.A. Care […]

Certified Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship Training Initiative

HASC, in partnership with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) and local academic institutions, is pleased to again present the certified nursing assistant (CNA) apprenticeship training program.  Apprenticeships are career pathways that provide individuals with industry-vetted, paid work experience. These nationally recognized programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and pending […]

Improve 340B Referral Capture with New SUNRx Service

SUNRx, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, is pleased to now offer AuthorityRx, an advanced claims capture (ACC) and referral capture service that integrates with hospitals’ overall 340B solutions. Recently acquired by SUNRx, AuthorityRx complements current 340B offerings with auditing and enhanced compliance services. Its industry-leading automated ACC service can significantly increase 340B savings by uncovering and resolving […]

Welcoming Our 2024 Board Members

On Saturday, Jan. 20, I had the great pleasure of presiding over HASC’s 2024 board installation dinner. This annual event holds a special place in the heart of HASC tradition, and I always appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge both our past and future hospital leadership. As we face yet another challenging year, I was heartened […]

HASC Welcomes Associate Member Laguna Treatment Hospital

HASC is pleased to welcome Laguna Treatment Hospital as a new associate provider member. Laguna Treatment HospitalAliso Viejo, CAwww.lagunatreatment.comTrace Swartzfager, Chief Executive Officer Laguna Treatment Hospital offers treatment for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders through research-based clinical and support services. The facility provides hospital-based detoxification, inpatient/residential rehabilitation, co-occurring disorder care and […]

New Endorsed Business Partner ComplyAssistant Joins HASC

HASC is delighted to partner with ComplyAssistant, a leading provider of cutting-edge governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software and cybersecurity services. ComplyAssistant began as a security and compliance consulting company, managing HIPAA compliance for organizations in the early 2000s, and now has years of hands-on experience performing internal and external third-party vendor business associates security […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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