Newsroom

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

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 […]

HASC, LA County Connect Hospitals with Job Seekers

Hospitals seeking job candidates can continue looking to HASC and its partnership with the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The partnership aims to help hospitals fill key vacancies with job seekers who have recently completed or will soon complete health profession training programs. The DEO’s LA County America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) […]

2024 Human Resources Surveys Open March 6

HASC invites members to enroll in the 2024 Human Resources Surveys on Wednesday, March 6. The program includes non-management, executive and management compensation; employee benefits; labor union penetration; and workforce surveys. FutureSense, An Alliant Company is partnering with HASC to support this project. A respected consulting firm, FutureSense has more than 25 years of experience working with […]

HASC Welcomes Back Kedren Community Health Center

HASC is pleased to welcome back returning hospital member Kedren Community Health Center. The facility is a not-for-profit acute psychiatric hospital offering behavioral health and primary care treatment. The South Los Angeles 72-bed hospital is led by Chief Executive Officer Gregory Polk, MPA. 4211 South Avalon BoulevardLos Angeles, California 90011Website: www.kedren.org Gregory Polk, MPA, Chief […]

AHA Urges Action Following Cyberattack

As the cyberattack on Change Healthcare continues impacting the health care system, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging hospitals and other providers to contact Congress for help in minimizing damage. The attack has disrupted Change Healthcare’s claims processing and pharmacy services, markedly impacting hospitals and health systems. On March 4, AHA sent a letter […]

New Associate Members Join HASC

HASC is pleased to welcome two new associate corporate members, Ambiance Medical Transportation, LLC, and Athene Law, LLP. Ambiance Medical Transportation, LLCwww.ambiancetrans.comGlendale, CAMichael Borom, Owner Ambiance Medical Transportation provides non-emergency gurney transportation for hospitals and health plans. The service focuses on patient discharges from acute to sub-acute facilities and homes. Athene Law, LLPwww.athenelaw.comSan Francisco, CAFelicia […]

HASC Seeks Hospitals for Geriatric Emergency Dashboard Project

HASC is recruiting member hospitals to enhance understanding of emergency care for older adults by participating in the Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Dashboard, led by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The GED Dashboard is an online tool used to visualize key metrics focused on older adults who have an encounter at your emergency […]

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: […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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