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

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 […]

The End of California’s PHE

February 28 marked the ending of vital state policy flexibilities under the public health emergency (PHE) that enabled California providers to meet the pandemic’s unprecedented health care challenges. Among other things, PHE includes waivers that have been critical in expanding patient care space to unlicensed settings, enabling hospitals to care for influxes of patients. Across […]

Summer 2023 APU Perioperative Nursing Course

Nursing and human resources leaders: Azusa Pacific University (APU) will open registration in March for its Summer 2023 perioperative registered nurse (RN) specialty course. Taking place May 13 to Aug. 26, this course can help you fill specialized nursing positions by preparing high-performing and newly licensed RNs for operating room (OR) and labor and delivery […]

HASC Releases Pandemic Response Report

HASC is pleased to release the Pandemic Response and Emergency Planning (PREP) Report. Launched in 2021 with Health Management Associates and CONSTANT Associates, the PREP Report and Study summarize the learning, best practices and recommendations that drove the hospital and public health response through the early uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study data were […]

HASC Partners with LA County AJCC to Connect Hospitals with Job Seekers

HASC, in partnership with the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and its LA County America’s Job Center of California (AJCC), is working to connect hospitals with job seekers who have recently completed, or expect to complete, health profession training programs this year. The partnership’s goal is to raise awareness of this job candidate […]

HASC Releases 2022 Impact Report

HASC’s 2022 Impact Report is now available, highlighting the association’s accomplishments over the past year. Despite ongoing challenges, we’re steadfastly continuing the critical work of supporting our hospital members and strengthening the health care system. One of the main hurdles facing hospitals has been recovering and rebuilding following the COVID-19 pandemic. While daunting on its […]

HASC 100: A Century of Serving Hospitals

In 1923, 14 Southern California hospitals joined together to form the first hospital association west of the Mississippi, an organization that would become the Hospital Association of Southern California. Over the ensuing decades, HASC has continually advocated for the interests of hospitals, health systems, their employees and their communities on a wide range of issues. […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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