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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

Government-Mandated Premium Pay for Health Care Workers Fails to Recognize All Heroes

MESSAGE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2021) – Our health care workers are heroes. And we are all indebted to our essential workers and frontline caregivers who have proven their commitment by caring for over 1.2 million Los Angeles County residents infected with COVID-19.  As policy makers move to introduce so-called “hero […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

This past year has been historic for many reasons, not least for HASC’s first virtual Annual Meeting over April 29 and 30. In previous years, the Annual Meeting served as a venue for hospital leaders to convene with colleagues about industry trends, innovation, and important discussions about the future of health care. Last Thursday and […]

HASC Shares National Hospital Week Toolkit

May 9-15, 2021 is National Hospital Week. Over the past year, California hospitals successfully coped with the biggest challenge in generations. The time is ripe for recognizing them and their heroic teams. Download our comprehensive National Hospital Week Social Media Toolkit here. The 185 HASC region hospitals and more than 400 hospitals across the state held firm in the face of overwhelming […]

In the Spotlight: Cathy Chidester

This interview is part of In the Spotlight — a HASC series profiling people connected to the association pursuing innovative, impactful work in their communities. Listen to an audio podcast supplement to the interview. Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Executive Director Cathy Chidester has seen a lot during the 14 years she has spent at the county agency’s helm. But […]

ReddiNet Celebrates 50 Years of Service

HASC’s ReddiNet® Emergency Medical Communications Service celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – a birthday marked by innovation connected to the region’s coordinated response to COVID-19.  As part of the observance, ReddiNet is sharing a 1971 training film based on HASC’s work developing the original system, which functioned via radio phones based at hospitals. The film’s credits note former HASC President/CEO Steven W. Gamble’s key role […]

Merritt Hawkins Releases DEI White Paper

What’s the core meaning of diversity, equity and inclusion — or DEI for short? Each is an element of “a synergistic triad,” notes a new white paper from physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner.   “Diversity generally refers to hiring people with different backgrounds, equity suggests fair treatment and opportunities for all individuals, while inclusion […]

OHC Spotlights Cherished Futures

Our Health California, the California Hospital Association campaign that advocates for care equity, this month posts an in-depth look at the Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies collaborative. Cherished Futures is an ongoing effort led by HASC’s Communities Lifting Communities initiative to address widespread inequities impacting Black women and their children. Over the past year and a half, the campaign’s goals have advanced following a […]

#ThisIsOurShot — to Boost Vaccine Trust

The more quickly a majority of people receive their vaccines, the sooner life in California and the U.S. will feel normal — with an open economy and kids in school. #ThisIsOurShot is the No. 1 digital vaccine trust-building campaign in the country, engaging more than 25,000 health care heroes and generating more than 250 million digital impressions since December. This week, HASC, CHA […]

In the Spotlight: Aizita Magaña

Aizita Magaña plays a lead role in the region’s fight against COVID-19 this month. As director of planning and public partnerships with the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program, she shapes communications around one of Southern California’s most critical vaccination efforts of the past century. Magaña is a public health professional with a passion for […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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