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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

Scholarship Donors Help Students Pursue Health Care Careers

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and HASC are grateful to CalOptima, CenCal Health, Gold Coast Health Plan, Inland Empire Health Plan and L.A. Care Health Plan for their generous donations to the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Program. Thanks to their support, employees of HASC member hospitals will receive a financial boost to help […]

A Season of Gratitude and Anticipation

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ​​​​— William Arthur Ward With the Thanksgiving holiday in our rear view, and our attention shifted. towards the upcoming holidays and new year, we find ourselves in a moment of reflection and gratitude. The holidays provide a […]

Remembering Rob Curry, Former President of Emanate Health

HASC is saddened to learn about the passing of Robert H. “Rob” Curry, past president and CEO of Emanate Health. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues. With more than four decades as a health care executive, Curry led the former Citrus Valley Health Partners, based in Covina, from 2008 until his […]

Study: Half of Consumers Report Healing Impacted by Medical Bill Challenges

Cedar, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, recently partnered with The Economist to survey 1,200 consumers about their experience with health care billing. The 2024 Healthcare Financial Experience Study findings point to a clear theme: Consumers want to resolve their medical debts, but they can’t afford their bills and the process is too complicated. Some notable […]

Azusa Pacific University Periop Training Course — Spring 2024

HASC is pleased to continue partnering with Azusa Pacific University (APU), which is offering a perioperative (periop) registered nurse (RN) specialty course in spring 2024. Taking place Feb. 17 through June 1, the course prepares nurses interested in the exciting specialty of perioperative nursing. Labor and delivery (L&D) nurses who need training to circulate for Cesarean deliveries may […]

Well Advised Launches AI-powered Scalable Care Platform

Well Advised, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, is pleased to announce it has expanded its products and services. The company is introducing a digital care platform that uses conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced automation to enable organizations to exponentially scale health care delivery. This platform will be marketed under a new name, Scalable Care. […]

Welcome to New Hospital CEOs

HASC is pleased to welcome two hospital chief executives who assumed their roles this year. Warren Bradley became chief executive officer of College Hospital Costa Mesa (CHCM) in 2023. Bradley has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field as a clinician and manager. Previously program director for CHCM’s inpatient adolescent unit from […]

Bring Diverse Talent to your Hospital: Host a 2024 CDIP Intern

The HASC-Health Career Connection (HCC) workforce diversity program is known as the College to Career Diversity Internship Program, or CDIP. CDIP is a full-time, paid, project-based internship program that identifies and recruits local, diverse, high-performing upper-division college students and recent graduates seeking health care careers. Host an Intern We are now accepting host applications for the CDIP 2024 […]

Financial Challenges Threaten Safety Net Hospitals

An article recently published in the Los Angeles Times, “MLK Community Hospital Faces Financial Struggles,” sheds light on the increasingly challenging circumstances that our hospitals have grappled with over the past few years. With one in five hospitals at risk of closure, MLK Community Hospital is just one of many facing the dire prospect of […]

Reminder: Input Needed on HASC Products and Services

Thank you to everyone who has taken our member survey on HASC products and services, which has been emailed to targeted hospital leaders over the past few months. Your feedback is valuable because it will help us better serve you with offerings that most benefit your hospital. If you haven’t yet done so, please fill […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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