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.

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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

HCAI Supplier Diversity Report Updates

The California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) has made changes to its Hospital Supplier Diversity Report. Hospitals are required to submit this report annually on their minority, women, LGBT and disabled veteran business enterprise procurement efforts.    Changes include: In addition, it is important to note that HCAI can impose civil penalties on […]

Welcome to New HASC Associate Members

HASC is pleased to welcome two new companies as associate corporate members: Intratem Woodland Hills, California Alex Dukhovny, Executive Vice PresidentDimitry Malinsky, Chief Executive OfficerRichard Bruyere, Business Development Director Intratem Mobility Lifecycle Management enables health care information technology teams to offload mobility management, end-user, device and carrier support, reporting, procurement, staging, kitting and inventory management. […]

Roger Seaver Retires as Henry Mayo CEO

HASC extends many congratulations and thanks to Roger Seaver, who retired in March after 22 years as president and chief executive officer of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Seaver had been a health care industry leader for more than 50 years. He joined Henry Mayo on April 1, 2001, during an especially challenging time. Under his […]

Advocacy Focus: Executive Compensation Initiative

As HASC continues its journey to achieve goals aligned with our strategic priorities, I would like to use this platform to keep you informed every step of the way. More than ever, the health care landscape comprises winding roads that require detours, removing obstacles and creating alternate plans. I aim to keep you apprised of […]

George Greene Named to Becker’s “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know” List

HASC is thrilled that Becker’s Hospital Review has named George W. Greene, the association’s president and chief executive officer, to its 2023 “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know” list. The list honors Black leaders across the country for their commitment to health care. “[Their] viewpoints are crucial to the foundation of organizations, programs and partnerships that […]

Welcome to New Hospital CEOs

HASC warmly welcomes our newest hospital member chief executives: Renee P. Lewis was promoted to chief executive officer of College Hospital Costa Mesa, Orange County, on January 1, 2023. She joined the organization in March 2022. Renee brings 25 years of experience in community mental health, crisis services, residential services, neurobehavioral services, applied behavioral analysis, […]

Recuperative Care Forum Spurs Collaboration, Action

The Los Angeles Recuperative Care (LARC) Learning Network held its first-ever in-person event on March 23, 2023, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Presented with the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and HASC, the forum was sponsored by California Health Care Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and UniHealth Foundation. One hundred attendees representing hospitals […]

Education and Health Care Leadership Excellence

For over 85 years, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has focused on one mission—advancing leaders and the field of health care leadership excellence. Last week, 5,000-plus health care leaders from across the nation traveled to Chicago for the privilege of taking part in a meaningful forum for industry leadership. Held March 20 to […]

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 […]

Media Contact

Adam Blackstone

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