Associate Membership

Associate Members are companies or organizations with an interest in the field of health care and HASD&IC’s purpose to help member hospitals provide high quality health care and to improve the health status of the communities they serve. Associate Members provide financial support for association activities and programs and are non-voting members. The granting of Associate Membership does not in any way constitute an endorsement of services and/or products.

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The primary conditions for membership:

  • An interest in the purpose of HASD&IC
  • Provision of two references from HASD&IC’s provider members (hospitals or healthcare systems)
  • Demonstration of service to the industry

Benefits and Services

  • One year enrollment as a HASD&IC Associate Member.
  • Access to the Association’s expertise on a wide range of subjects, including federal and state legislation and issue management.
  • Subscription to HASD&IC e-newsletter Bi-Weekly Briefing; introduction of organization in Bi-Weekly Briefing.
  • Invitation to educational programs that HASD&IC may offer (excluding the annual meeting).
  • Early invitation to participate as a sponsor of the HASD&IC Annual Meeting.
  • Log-in / Access to the Statewide Hospital Membership e-Directory.
  • A corporate listing in the Statewide Annual Membership Directory as an Associate Member of HASD&IC.
  • Organization listed on HASD&IC website as an Associate Member with a link to the organization’s website.

Categories and Qualifications

Individual or small firms of three or fewer professionals serving healthcare clients.
Annual Dues: $1,000

Corporate/Consulting Firms
Firms employing more than three professionals serving healthcare clients (law firms, executive search firms, consulting firms, and other healthcare clients).
Annual Dues: $2,000

Corporate/Health Care Supplier
Information systems, technological services, manufacturers, managed care organizations, equipment and pharmaceutical companies and other suppliers.
Annual Dues: $3,000

Application Process

Applications for associate membership are subject to review by the Executive Committee. In reviewing applications, there may be requests for additional information or material. Applicants will be notified of membership effective date. Completed membership application forms should be sent to Membership Services at Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties, 5575 Ruffin Road, Suite 225, San Diego, CA 92123.

The purpose of associate membership is to serve organizations doing business with member hospitals. Services shall include information services and networking opportunities. The granting of an associate membership does not in any way constitute an endorsement of services and/or products by the Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties. Use of the HASD&IC logos or any statements of endorsement without consent of HASD&IC shall result in loss of membership and possible legal action.

Associate Membership is limited to those organizations ineligible for organizational or related membership.


Athene Law, LLP

Athene Law

Athene Law is revolutionizing the traditional law firm model by combining topnotch and experienced health lawyers in a virtual legal practice. We take on meaningful and challenging matters to provide health care industry clients with the tools to adapt 20th-century rules to a 21st-century delivery system.

Our approach is robust and versatile. We fiercely advocate to get our clients winning results, while constantly providing forward-thinking strategies and solutions. Our goal is to optimize the health care system so Athene Law clients can deliver the best and most efficient care to their patients while retaining capacity to understand our clients’ operations, goals, and priorities.

Athene Law is a health law boutique firm, and our attorneys are experts in Medicare/Medicaid, managed care, corporate and operations, litigation, public policy, and other regulatory and transactional issues for health care entities. Athene Law attorneys have worked for federal and state governments, large private law firms, trade associations, and as outside general counsel. With such a diversity of experience, we bring broad insights and an array of perspectives to help navigate the most effective and creative strategies for clients. Athene Law, LLP, we are revolutionizing the traditional law firm model by combining topnotch and experienced health lawyers in a virtual legal practice. Athene Law, LLP provides legal services in five main practice areas: Medicare/Medicaid issues, managed care, corporate and operations, litigation, and public policy.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Felicia Y Sze, Esq.
Managing Partner
(415) 686-7531

Athene Law, LLP
5432 Geary Street, #200
San Francisco, CA 94121

Long Do, Esq.
Principal Partner
(415) 680-7419

Aetna Better Health of CA


Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is committed to providing individuals (including Medicare and Medicaid), employers, health care professionals, producers and others with innovative benefits, products and services globally. Aetna is now a subsidiary company of CVS Health Corporation. We know that the health, safety and well-being of your patients is top priority. That’s why we’re committed to joining you in providing a clear path to care.

For additional information about Aetna, please visit our website or contact:

Chet Uma
Chief Executive Officer
Aetna Better Health of CA
(858) 267-5402
M (858) 243-8757

Aetna Better Health of CA
10260 Meanley Drive
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 267-5425

American Medical Response

With more than 70 years of caregiving throughout San Diego County, AMR serves more communities and patients than any other private 9-1-1 ambulance provider. As part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, AMR enjoys a long and proud history of rapid response and caring for San Diegans in need. We employ approximately 1,100 employees locally and respond to over 200,000 emergency medical calls annually. AMR has a single mission: to make a difference by caring for people in need. We are proud to be an employer that champions diversity and inclusion. We are caregivers, first and foremost. Our promise to you is that we will treat our patients, customers and team members with the utmost respect. AMR wants to remind you to: Stay Healthy San Diego.

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For additional information, please visit or contact:

Madeleine Baudoin
Government & Public Affairs Manager
M (619) 318-0324

American Medical Response
3465 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 492-3500

Anthem Blue Cross California Commercial Business

New Anthem BCBS Primary.Secondary

At Anthem Blue Cross we understand our health connects us to each other. What we all do impacts those around us. So Anthem is dedicated to delivering better care to our members, providing greater value to our customers and helping improve the health of our communities.

Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association.®

ANTHEM is a registered trademark. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


The Anthem Blue Cross COVID-19 Resource Center includes tools to assess symptoms, set up a virtual doctor visit, find a testing center, and get expert advice. Additional supportive links include a free mental health resource hub; free and reduced-cost programs to assist with food, transportation, job training, etc.; and resources for family caregivers.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Mark Reynolds
Chief Operating Officer
4553 La Tienda Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3800

John Pickett
Vice President, Provider Solutions
11030 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Anthem Blue Cross
California Commercial Business
4553 La Tienda Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3800
(805) 557-6655

Athene Law, LLP

Athene Law

At Athene Law, LLP, we are revolutionizing the traditional law firm model by combining topnotch and experienced health lawyers in a virtual legal practice. We take on meaningful and challenging matters to provide health care providers with the tools to adapt 20th-century rules to a 21st-century delivery system. Athene Law, LLP provides legal services in five main practice areas: Medicare/Medicaid issues, managed care, corporate and operations, litigation, and public policy.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Felicia Y Sze, Esq.
(415) 686-7531

Athene Law, LLP
5432 Geary Street, #200
San Francisco, CA 94121

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is a managed care organization, wholly owned by Blue Shield of California, offering Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect, Medicare Advantage HMO, and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans. It is led by healthcare professionals with a “members-first” philosophy and committed to building a quality network of providers and partnering with community organizations for its nearly 500,000 members. For more information about Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, please visit


For additional information, visit or contact:

Kristen Cerf
President and CEO

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan
San Diego, CA 92108
Provider Line: (800) 468-9935


CBRE Healthcare is a dedicated business group within CBRE focused exclusively on providing real estate solutions to hospitals and healthcare organizations. Our experienced team in San Diego has developed and invested in a comprehensive platform that is unparalleled in the industry. Our service delivery approach is to work with our healthcare clients in a collaborative manner, delivering comprehensive and value-based solutions that span the entire life cycle of a real estate asset. Our comprehensive and integrated account management and capital markets solutions include Project Management (PJM), Enterprise Facilities Management (EFM), Advisory & Transaction Services (A&T), Capital Markets, Valuation and Management Consulting.


For additional information, visit or contact:

Lars Eisenhauer
Vice President | Lic. 01372911
5780 Fleet Street, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 438-8534 M (760) 579-8454

Dan Henry
Vice President | Lic. 02035998
5780 Fleet Street, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 438-8569 M (760) 696-1454

4301 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 3000
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 546-4600

Exodus Recovery, Inc.

Exodus Recovery

The Exodus Recovery philosophy of treatment is grounded in a strong belief in the Whole Person Care model. Exodus promotes an innovative treatment model that integrates physical health, mental health and substance use disorder treatment in order to foster hope, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and recovery to vulnerable high utilizers of community services. Since 1989, Exodus Recovery has worked to design and develop models that have fundamentally changed how health care and social services are delivered, thus enriching and reinforcing the communities we serve. The Exodus model seeks to balance quality, cost efficiency, and positive client and community experience-all key components of a high performing health organization.

Over the course of thirty-one years, Exodus has developed a client-focused, recovery-based system of care that encompasses Psychiatric Health Facilities, Full-Service Partnerships, homeless outreach, and interim housing, mobile health, Wellness Centers, crisis transition and care coordination teams, forensic services, crisis stabilization/urgent care centers, telehealth services, substance use disorder programs, a sobering center, and programs for individuals with Intellectual/ Developmental Disorders. To date, Exodus Recovery has planned, implemented and operationalized programs within five California counties: Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Napa and Orange Counties. Exodus currently holds contracts with Department(s) of Mental/ Behavioral Health, Department(s) of Health Services/Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health, County Probation, The Regional Center, and the Center for START services. These efforts have created a continuum of care that include approximately 1,000 employees and 43 programs and that has fulfilled the strategic objectives of reducing utilization of health systems, medical emergency rooms, law enforcement interventions, limiting hospitalizations, reducing homelessness, and creating safe and secure environments where those with complex conditions can receive compassionate and caring specialized services.


For additional information, visit or contact:

Tamara Stark, M.S.
Vice President of San Diego Programs
(760) 305-4777

Exodus Recovery, Inc.
San Diego Corporate Office
550 W. Vista, Way, Ste. 202
Vista, CA 92083

Grossmont Healthcare District

Grossmont Healthcare District

Helping our community address its unmet healthcare needs.

In 1952, the Grossmont Healthcare District – known at that time as Grossmont Hospital District – was formed to build and operate Grossmont Hospital. In 1991, the District Board decided to lease the hospital operations to Sharp HealthCare. The affiliation agreement included the establishment of a non-profit entity, Grossmont Hospital Corporation.

Today, Grossmont Healthcare District continues to serve as landlord of the hospital on behalf of local taxpayers and is a public agency that supports many non-profit, health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region. In addition to assisting these non-profit organizations, the District also is an active supporter of healthcare education and training for the benefit of future generations. The District operates the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library at Briercrest Park, a comprehensive consumer health library specializing in providing reliable health information, accessible both on-site and online. The District also operates the James G. Stieringer Conference Center and smaller meeting rooms that are available to community-based, non-profit, health-related organizations for lectures, seminars, workshops, and classes.


For additional information, visit or contact:

Barry Jantz
Chief Executive Officer

Grossmont Healthcare District
9001 Wakarusa Street
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 825-5050

HKS Architects, Inc.

HKS Architects, Inc.

HKS designs comprehensive, healing health spaces. For more than 40 years and across 23 offices worldwide, we have been planning and designing places of care. Places designed to enhance the health experience through integrated, guest-focused care strategy, operations, technology, facility design, and cultural considerations. Our evidence-influenced plans and designs maximize the value of our clients’ facility assets, raise patient/staff satisfaction and help improve patient outcomes. Our health solutions are research- and operational-based to optimize workflow, streamline staff, and increase safety. Using Lean principles, we continue to improve the design and construction process, as well as help our clients improve their own work process through design.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Joey Kragelund, AIA
Principal, Pacific Region Health Director

HKS Architects, Inc.
10880 Wilshire Boulevard, #1850
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 788-7700

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.


Founded in 1987, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, is the largest full-service law practice in the country dedicated solely to the representation of healthcare providers and suppliers.

As a mid-sized law firm with clients in all 50 states and offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Denver, and Washington, D.C., we provide a powerful combination of expertise and flexibility that has proven effective in serving national health systems as well as individual and regional providers and provider groups.

Our regulatory attorneys have more years of Medicare and Medicaid experience than any other firm in the country, which we have used to successfully represent healthcare providers in all states, as well as U.S. territories. Our transactional lawyers are regularly called in by clients to assist with national and multi-state operational, real property, and physician integration issues. Our litigation attorneys have won more than a billion dollars for health care providers from government and private payors and represent providers in various types of complex litigation disputes. Our federal government relations and public policy practice leaders have decades of experience working directly with the federal government, an experience they have brought to serving HLB clients across the country.

HLB Health Law Perspectives
Health Law Perspectives is produced 10 times per year and is provided as an educational service only to assist readers in recognizing potential problems in their health care matters. It does not attempt to offer solutions to individual problems but rather to provide information about current developments in federal and state health care law. Go to to learn more.

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman has developed a COVID-19 Resource Center, which includes links to federal and select state resources on COVID-19, guidance from select national trade associations, and alerts and webinars on select topics of interest for the health care provider community. The firm’s COVID-19 Task Force, comprised of attorneys and government relations professionals, is constantly tracking and analyzing COVID-19 developments, and is regularly updating the Resource Center with the latest information.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Jennifer Hansen, J.D.
(619) 744-7310

Joseph LaMagna, J.D.
(619) 744-7305

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.
101 W. Broadway, Suite 1200
San Diego, CA 92101

Merritt Hawkins


Merritt Hawkins logo 2020

Established in 1987, Merritt Hawkins is the leading physician search and consulting firm in the United States and is a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS), the largest healthcare workforce solutions organization in the nation. Merritt Hawkins’ provides physician and advanced practitioner recruiting services to hospitals, medical groups, community health centers, telehealth providers and many other types of entities nationwide.

The thought leader in our industry, Merritt Hawkins produces a series of surveys, white papers, books, and speaking presentations internally and also produces research and thought leadership for third parties. Organizations for which Merritt Hawkins has completed research and analysis projects include The Physicians Foundation, the Indian Health Service, Trinity University, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators, and the North Texas Regional Extension Center.

COVID-19 TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS | Tailored Solutions for Crisis and Everyday Workforce Needs
As part of our complete suite of staffing services and workforce solutions, AMN technology offerings play a key role in getting the right people to the right place at the right time. These technology solutions help you access, secure, and credential healthcare professionals across disciplines faster and easier. Additionally, our telehealth and language interpretation offerings help healthcare organizations expand access to care throughout their communities.

For additional information, visit | or contact:

Ben Adams
Director of Marketing, Southern California
(469)524-1698 M: (801)989-8431

Kurt Mosley
Vice President of Strategic Alliances
(469) 524-1446 M (214) 392-3936

Merritt Hawkins
an AMN Healthcare company
8840 Cypress Waters Boulevard, #300
Dallas, TX 75019
(800) 876-0500

Molina Healthcare of California

Molina Healthcare logo

Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals for over 35 years. Molina’s mission has always been to provide quality health care to people receiving government assistance. As of March 31, 2020, the company serves approximately 550,000 members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County and Imperial counties. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at, or call 1-855-MOLINA1

John Kotal
Plan President
Molina Healthcare of California
1-562-435-3666 x121528

Ruthy Argumedo
Associated Vice President
Member & Community Engagement
Molina Healthcare of California
1-800-232-9998 x127710

Molina Healthcare of California
200 Oceangate, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90802

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio logo

Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. An AmLaw 200 firm with more than 170 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Las Vegas serving clients around the world – as well as an AmLaw Top Ten firm ranked on attorney diversity – we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term. Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle. Our global reach across Europe, Asia and Latin America further expands our international partnerships and cross-border capabilities.

At Procopio, we’re focused on what’s important to you—providing Intelligent Legal Solutions.®

For additional information, visit or contact:

Robert G. Marasco, Esq.
(619) 515-3218

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1900

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries related to COVID-19. Procopio’s attorneys are advising clients in all areas on the latest regulatory developments. To aid you, keep you informed, and facilitate your business operations we have established a reference page at

Procure America

Procure America is the country’s leading business intelligence services company supporting healthcare organizations with enterprise cost reduction strategies. Our review teams focus on 6 select cost categories and average over 34% savings: resulting in lower cost, vendor transparency and operational efficiencies.

Let us help your organization with strategic cost reduction services today!






For additional information, visit or contact:

Dan Bradley
Vice President of Client Services
(949) 388-2686

Procure America
31103 Rancho Viejo Road, #D2102
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

RSI Security

RSI Security

RSI Security is the nation’s premier cybersecurity and compliance provider, dedicated to helping organizations achieve risk management success. Within the healthcare industry, we specialize in HIPAA / HITECH and HITRUST compliance services, penetration testing, and managed IT security services.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Larry Fisher
Director of Sales
(951) 553-3529

John Shin
Founder & Managing Partner

Tanner Judah
Sales Representative

RSI Security
3934 Murphy Canyon Road Suite B-100
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 999-3030

Sound Physicians

Sound Physicians is a leading healthcare organization with a proven track record of improving quality, satisfaction and financial performance for its hospital partners nationwide. Sound combines a high-performance model with engaged providers to drive reproducible results across the acute episode of care – through emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, transitional care, advisory services, and telemedicine.

We are all in this together. As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep this page updated with helpful resources for clinicians and other healthcare professionals, including clinical webinars, critical matters, op-med blog, well-being podcast, and other resources. Click here to read a message from our CEO and Founder, Dr. Robert Bessler.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Deborah Fehn
Regional Vice President, Business Development
(310) 503-9900

Sound Physicians
1498 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402


SpeedTrack logo

SpeedTrack’s healthcare analytics solutions, designed specifically for population health and strategic planning, provide the most comprehensive view of patient care dynamics available – with over 70 million patient encounters spanning every California facility including every payer class. Our patented information solutions enable fast, intuitive access to insights regardless of the size, structure or complexity of your data.

Learn more about how our Population Health Decision Support Plan innovates healthcare at

For additional information, visit or contact:

Jeff Pratt
Chief Executive Officer
(949) 378-3485

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California


At UnitedHealthcare Community & State, we serve millions of Americans, many of whom contend with complex medical conditions on top of a daily struggle to make ends meet. That is why we are united behind our mission: to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.

Important information from UnitedHealthcare on COVID-19
We are committed to ensuring that our members get access to care they need for COVID-19. View the latest on what we are doing to help our members.

For additional information, visit or

Kevin Kandalaft
Chief Executive Officer
(916) 403-0630

Monique Knight
Marketing and Community
Relations Manager
(858) 658-8517

UnitedHealthcare Community
Plan of California

8880 Cal Center Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95826 |

VITAS Healthcare


VITAS Healthcare has proudly served the San Diego community since 1978, by providing care to those with advanced illnesses and their families. We believe delivering great hospice care starts with providing access to more services designed to meet the needs of our patients, families and referral partners.

In 2018, our home medical equipment team provided 1625 stat equipment deliveries for faster acute setting discharges. Our staff had the privilege of providing over 104,000 days of care for our patients in San Diego. Our Vitas physicians continue to make an average of 100+ face to face visits to our patients each month.

VITAS Healthcare transitions patients efficiently and seamlessly from hospital to home, from curative to palliative, from chronic to end-stage. As a post-acute care provider, the VITAS program in San Diego provides advanced levels of care, including, when medically necessary, shifts of Intensive Comfort Care (continuous acute symptom management) in the home and, when symptoms cannot be controlled at home, round-the-clock inpatient care through our partnerships with 17 local hospitals and more than 80 skilled nursing facilities. Our hospice services reduce the likelihood of futile visits to the ED and unnecessary hospital admissions.

The VITAS team in San Diego is one of 44 offices nationwide serving patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia. At VITAS, we make sure that patients and their families come first!

Hospice Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
VITAS Healthcare remains a committed provider and partner during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are educated and ready to leverage our mobility-first platform and telehealth services to ensure continued support for your patients and their families. Visit our dedicated COVID-19 web page for information on Telehealth Admissions; Connecting Hospitals, Families, and Patients; and FAQs about Coronavirus and Hospice.

For additional information, visit or contact:

David Kwiatkowski, RTT, MBA
General Manager
(858) 499-8901

VITAS Healthcare
San Diego Program
9655 Granite Ridge Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92123