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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Media Contacts

HASC Office of External Affairs

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

Orange County

Whitney Ayers
Regional Vice President
(714) 663-0294

Riverside / San Bernardino Counties

Megan Barajas
Regional Vice President
(951) 222-2284

Santa Barbara / Ventura Counties

Audra Strickland
Regional Vice President
(805) 679-1717

President’s Message from George W. Greene

We’ve seen a 26 percent decline in hospitalized COVID-19 patients across the HASC region in the last 14 days, but the ongoing workforce shortage still limits relief for our weary caregivers. The Inland Empire region was dealt particularly devastating blows this summer, outpacing all Southern California counties in hospitalizations at their respective peaks, and trailing neighboring counties in […]

Edison Rolls Out Power Savings Programs

HASC continues to partner with Southern California Edison to communicate the latest to hospitals on electrical power delivery and how facilities can avoid service interruption due to wind, wildfire and excessive demand due to heat events.  To help mitigate extreme weather conditions that California is facing and ensure grid reliability this summer, Edison is offering two new programs, the Emergency […]

Discussion Tackles Tough Equity Issues, Challenges at 29 Cherished Futures Event

HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities held the latest in a series of Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative events on July 29. A total of 53 hospital, community advisor and strategic partner participants attended via videoconference. Cherished Futures is an initiative of HASC, Communities Lifting Communities, and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California. The venture advocates for better care and outcomes for Black moms, babies, […]

Well-Advised is HASC’s New Endorsed Business Partner

HASC welcomes Well-Advised as an Endorsed Business Partner. Well-Advised offers free, unbiased and confidential Medicare information and resources to the patients HASC members care for. The enrollment-assistance service reviews all plan options from all insurance providers and matches Medicare-eligible individuals with the best plan option for each person, based on their individual clinical need, preferred physician and hospital, and budget. Benefits […]

FreightWaves News Interviews HASC’s Sanford

Global transportation news site FreightWaves recently interviewed HASC’s Darryl Sanford for a story on bttn., one of HASC’s newest Endorsed Business Partners.   The Seattle-based company targets the U.S. wholesale medical supply market, and recently raised $1.5 million in capital to expand its business. bttn. exemplifies a new generation of startups poised to offer providers better service at improved rates, Sanford […]

Report: Rubber Shortage May Impact PPE Prices

HASC Endorsed Business Partner bttn is offering a monthly bttn Market Report exploring supply-chain issues affecting personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies critical for hospital operations.  bttn is a Washington state-based medical supply procurement startup aimed at assisting health care organizations across the country with procurement and cost savings. This month’s report explores a predicted rubber shortage in Southeast Asia that may soon impact […]

Merritt Hawkins Shares 2021 Physician Compensation Review

Physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, invites members to review and download its 2021 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. Highlights from the Review are below. “The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the economy, and on all aspects of health care, including physician compensation and recruiting. Hospitals have […]

Workforce Development: County of Orange Recognized for its Mobile One-Stop Center

The Orange County Business Council has awarded the County of Orange the Business Retention and Expansion Program Award for its Mobile One-Stop Unit. The Mobile One-Stop Unit is a reinvention of the brick-and-mortar OC One-Stop Center that travels to various communities throughout Orange County to provide workforce development services to businesses and job seekers. The Orange County […]

Edison Shares County-level PSPS Forecasts

Southern California Edison’s new weather awareness page now gives hospitals and other business customers advanced warning about Public Safety Power Shutoff events.  Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS events, are designed to reduce risk of wildfire during high-wind and other fire-weather events. For the past several years, SCE has worked with HASC to keep hospitals up to date […]

College to Career Diversity Internship Program Honors City of Hope Preceptor and Champion

The College to Career Diversity Internship Program (CDIP) mission is to build and empower a diverse future health care workforce by providing bright and motivated fourth-year undergraduate students and recent graduates with meaningful, 10-week, full-time paid internships at our member hospitals across the region. CDIP also provides HASC members the opportunity to meet broader diversity and […]