L.A. County

About L.A. County

Los Angeles skylineHASC’s Los Angeles Region includes facilities ranging in size from a nonprofit, university-affiliated community teaching hospital of 1,258 beds to a sole provider community hospital of 16 beds — and a rural, critical access hospital of 12 beds. The county has 76 hospital emergency departments and 15 fully accredited trauma centers serving almost 10 million residents.

Karl Keeler Named Chief Executive of Providence Saint Joseph

HASC is pleased to welcome Karl Keeler as Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s new chief executive. He begins his role Aug. 15, reporting to Kevin Manemann, chief executive of Providence Southern California. “Throughout the chief executive selection process, Karl’s demonstrated experience in hospital operations, growth and strategy, and his passion for continuous process improvement made […]

Information Session: Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative

About the Initiative Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) invite members to learn about the Regional Hospital Supplier Diversity Initiative. Launched July 1, the program will help hospitals in LA County ensure their procurement practices include diverse suppliers and reduce barriers faced by diverse-owned businesses. CLC and HASC will […]

Don’t Miss the Next Settlement Claim Filing Deadline

Through your affiliation with HASC, members have full access to a Class Action Settlement Recovery Service provided by our endorsed partner Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG). MCAG represents more than 1,400 hospitals and to date has recovered over $260 million in settlements on behalf of health care organizations. More than $460 million is currently available […]

In the Spotlight: Teri Hollingsworth

This interview with Teri Hollingsworth, HASC’s Vice President of Human Resources and Education Services, took place on KVTA Radio’s Workforce Wednesdays segment. Teri, along with Cynthia Avila of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County, HASC’s partner, discussed the free Virtual Health Care Career Fair taking place Wednesday, June 29. Hear how the job fair […]

Program Offers Patient Care Assistant Training and Employment

Entry-level LA County job seekers aiming to work in health care have an excellent opportunity through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Training Program. Since it began in 2009, this program has created hundreds of full-time PCA positions, helping program partner MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center fill its workforce needs. Selected […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]