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.

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. Begun in 2009 in partnership with MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, this program has since helped one of Southern California’s largest hospitals fill its workforce needs through […]

June 23 LA County Virtual Job Fair: Meet 300-plus Candidates

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is hosting a virtual career fair on Thursday, June 23 at 1 p.m. More than 300 job seekers experienced in COVID-19 clinical and operations response will be available for interviews and employment.   HASC members seeking candidates with EMT, LVN or RN licensure are encouraged to participate. For […]

Adena Tessler Named Regional Vice President of Los Angeles County

Adena Tessler joined HASC’s advocacy team in February as regional vice president, Los Angeles County. Adena spent the past 16 years working in advocacy, public relations and crisis management for many private and public entities. Prior to her consulting work, she was chief legislative deputy to Los Angeles City Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski. In her new […]

LANES Platform Connects L.A. County Providers to California Immunization Registry, or CAIR

The Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services, or LANES, platform is now connected to the California Immunization Registry, known by the acronym CAIR. The ability to link seamlessly with CAIR is the latest addition to the LANES population health enablement platform, aggregating real-time health information. CAIR is the immunization registry for California that consolidates and stores an individual’s immunization […]

In the Spotlight: Cathy Chidester

How close did the region come to “crisis standards of care?”  I consistently felt that we were always a step ahead of the significant issues that arose during the November – January surge. Through our weekly calls with hospital executives, I felt that we understood how impacted the hospitals were. As the number of hospitalized COVID-positive patients increased, […]

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 […]

Cherished Futures Collaborative

Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) is a partnership managed by the city of Los Angeles with HASC support — to obtain and distribute critically-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to area hospitals. According to a May 28 City News Service report, the partnership delivered 100,000 N-95 protective masks in May, with 200,000 more expected in June and 500,000 in July. As many as 1.2 million […]