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

Next MCAG Settlement Recovery Filing Deadline is June 13

Since becoming a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG), an expert in filing class-action settlements, has recovered approximately $6 million for association members. An industry leader, MCAG represents and advocates for small and large businesses, including more than 1,400 hospitals. One thing that sets the company apart is its ability to leverage […]

CLC Diversity in Health Care Scholarship Deadline Extended to June 14

Applications for the 2023 Communities Lifting Communities Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Program will be accepted through June 14. The program aims to help increase diversity in hospital workforces through financial support to students employed in HASC member hospitals, especially those from communities historically underrepresented in health care.

George Greene Named to Becker’s “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know” List

HASC is thrilled that Becker’s Hospital Review has named George W. Greene, the association’s president and chief executive officer, to its 2023 “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know” list. The list honors Black leaders across the country for their commitment to health care. “[Their] viewpoints are crucial to the foundation of organizations, programs and partnerships that […]

Welcome to New Hospital CEOs

HASC warmly welcomes our newest hospital member chief executives: Renee P. Lewis was promoted to chief executive officer of College Hospital Costa Mesa, Orange County, on January 1, 2023. She joined the organization in March 2022. Renee brings 25 years of experience in community mental health, crisis services, residential services, neurobehavioral services, applied behavioral analysis, […]

Recuperative Care Forum Spurs Collaboration, Action

The Los Angeles Recuperative Care (LARC) Learning Network held its first-ever in-person event on March 23, 2023, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Presented with the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and HASC, the forum was sponsored by California Health Care Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and UniHealth Foundation. One hundred attendees representing hospitals […]

Education and Health Care Leadership Excellence

For over 85 years, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has focused on one mission—advancing leaders and the field of health care leadership excellence. Last week, 5,000-plus health care leaders from across the nation traveled to Chicago for the privilege of taking part in a meaningful forum for industry leadership. Held March 20 to […]

HASC, Stakeholders Join Summit on Health Care Workforce Gap

Recently, under the leadership of West Los Angeles College, HASC staff joined 50-plus stakeholders from community colleges, community partners and employers to address the supply and demand gap for allied health workers in Los Angeles County. The group convened at the college and listened to employers discuss their workforce needs, concerns and suggestions for curriculum development, and forecasts of future […]

Medi-Cal Redetermination to Begin April 1

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the yearly Medi-Cal redetermination process, in which enrollees confirm their eligibility, was put on hold. Enrollees were able to keep coverage regardless of their circumstances. With the end of California’s PHE on Feb. 28, however, the redetermination process will start April 1. Counties will contact Medi-Cal enrollees or send letters requesting information to see if they still qualify for coverage. HASC […]

New Associate Members Welcomed

HASC welcomed the following associate corporate members at its Feb. 2 board meeting. Robert David AssociatesSacramento, CARobert P. David, Health Care Consultant Robert David Associates provides consulting and representation to California hospitals and health systems, with a focus on hospital building projects. West Coast UniversityIrvine, CAAndrea Harvey-York, Executive Director of Government AffairsWebsite: West Coast University […]

Enroll Now in the 2023 Allied for Health Survey Program

Overview Attracting and retaining talented employees has become especially challenging in recent years. The annual Allied for Health (AFH) Survey Program is an important tool that supports hospitals in making informed and strategic pay decisions. To help ensure the survey results are as complete as possible, California Hospital Association (CHA) members are asked to enroll […]