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

A New Option for COVID-19 Staffing Needs

To support hospitals’ staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, HASC is pleased to announce our partnership with AMN Healthcare to offer a rapid staffing network solution called Medefis.  Medefis is a vendor management system that comes with a pre-vetted network of nursing, respiratory, and physician contingent personnel. Information on this technology portal is included in the attached flier. Medefis streamlines […]

On Coronavirus, United to Support Hospitals at Every Level

In the past week, the extent of novel coronavirus in our state and across the country has become more clear, and more sobering. As with many public health issues, this one is both highly complicated and rapidly evolving. Responding quickly to daily information updates from federal and state officials, hospitals statewide have mobilized to care […]

Common Sense Meeting Practices Checklist

As concern over the spread of coronavirus increases, we at HASC would like to ensure that we do our part to exercise the best prevention practices and enable you to do what you do best – care for patients. As a result, we are thinking differently about in-person meetings or events where there are alternatives, […]

Addressing African American Infant Mortality Rates

Lower infant mortality rate among African Americans is focus of new pilot programs in California February 27, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – (BPT) – The U.S. infant mortality rate has fallen over the last two decades, but major disparities remain – and carry serious implications for overall health. In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

In the Spotlight: Susan Harrington

Susan Harrington is executive director of Communities Lifting Communities — the HASC initiative aimed at health disparities and upstream factors affecting diabetes, preterm births and other public health challenges.  She recently sat down with the HASC Strategic Communications team to discuss the initiative’s goals and work.  Download a pdf version layout of this article here or below. CLC […]

HASC Releases Workforce White Paper

HASC is pleased to release an all-new white paper titled, Southern California’s Health Care Workforce: Challenges, Approaches and Solutions. In its analysis, the paper reviews data collected by HR leaders in area hospitals regarding trends in hiring, recruitment, workforce planning, turnover and retention, training, and the physician shortage. Its unique focus on Southern California hiring and […]

Care for the Caregiver Resources

HASC is committed to the well-being of our member hospitals and your staff. We recognize that resilient, healthy employees are a workforce asset every day. We know that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care workers experienced stress, anxiety, grief and exhaustion as they continued caring for patients. Some may still be struggling with these challenges and feeling burned out […]

Organ Donation

OneLegacy is the organ procurement organization serving Southern California. Visit their website for current information on how your hospital and regional organ donation networks can collaborate to advance organ donation and successful transplantation processes and outcomes.

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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