Associate Membership

Associate Members are companies or organizations interested in or active in the field of health care, as defined below, and aligned with 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.

The primary conditions for membership:

  • An interest in the purpose of HASD&IC
  • Provision of two references from HASD&IC 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 Biweekly Briefing; introduction of organization in Biweekly 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.
  • Access to the Statewide Hospital Membership e-Directory.
  • A corporate listing in the Statewide Membership e-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 / Provider
Information systems, technological services, manufacturers, managed care organizations, equipment and pharmaceutical companies and other suppliers. Pre- and post-acute health care organizations, including home health, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice providers.
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.



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.

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

Verne Brizendine
Chief Executive Officer
Aetna Better Health of CA
(858) 267-5407

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

American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR also provides fire services through Rural Metro Fire Department, For more information about AMR, visit and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social and on Twitter and Instagram.

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Madeleine Ghorashi
Manager of Government & Public Affairs
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American Medical Response
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San Diego, CA 92108
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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.®

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Vice President, Provider Solutions
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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 government, 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.

For additional information, visit or contact:

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

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

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

At Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan we are committed to transforming the healthcare system by improving quality outcomes, reducing health disparities, and driving innovation. We are proud to partner with a quality network of providers and community-based organizations to better serve our diverse partners, communities, and members. Blue Shield Promise is a managed care organization, wholly owned by Blue Shield of California, offering Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Kristen Cerf
President and CEO
601 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan
San Diego, CA 92108
Provider Line: (800) 468-9935
San Diego Member Services: (855) 699-6652
8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday

Community Health Group

Community Health Group, founded in 1982 by a Federal Qualified Health Center, is the only San Diego-based, not-for-profit managed care plan (MCP) serving California Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Today, we serve over 300,000 members throughout San Diego County. As a local plan, we live in the same communities as our members, and we understand the unique needs of those communities. We are dedicated to serving diverse populations; our workforce is a reflection of the diversity of our members. Our large network of community hospitals, physicians and other contracted providers offers access to quality care that demonstrates respect for and understanding of our members’ linguistic, social, and cultural diversity and their holistic needs.

In our nearly 40 years of service and leadership within the community, we have developed deep and long-standing partnerships with regional and community-based organizations throughout San Diego. We have also built close relationships with our partners, including our providers, hospitals, and key stakeholders. These partnerships have shown us both the existing community assets and the challenges for change. We recognize the need for a flexible, collaborative approach to improve and transform our systems of care.

Our collaborative partnerships and leadership role, enabled by our locally based, not-for­ profit governance structure, reflect our mission, culture, and capabilities, all of which are foundational to providing exceptional service and access to quality care for our members.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Norma Diaz
Chief Executive Officer

Ann Warren
Associate CEO

George Scolari
Behavioral Health & Community Services Administrator

Community Health Group
2420 Fenton Street
Chula Vista, CA 91914
(619) 422-0422


The Elizabeth Hospice has been a trusted community resource for hospice, palliative care, and grief support services in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County for more than 42 years. Our services have touched the lives of more than 110,00 children and adults who face the challenges associated with an advanced life-limiting illness. We ensure medical, emotional, and spiritual care is available to all who need our services. The Elizabeth Hospice is among a select group of hospices that offers a dedicated pediatric team. Our grief support, which is open to the community, is a center of excellence for The Elizabeth Hospice. At The Elizabeth Hospice, we aspire to a world where every life ends with compassion, dignity, and peace.

For additional information, visit or contact:

Sarah McSpadden, RN, MSN, MHA
President and CEO
(760) 737-2050

The Elizabeth Hospice
500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130
Escondido, CA 92025

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 includes 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.
Senior 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
(760) 305-4777

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:

Christian Wallis
Chief Executive Officer

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


Since its inception in 1987, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s primary focus has been to guide and support health care providers and suppliers in our shared mission to create and maintain a viable and effective health care system. Without that, people, especially the most vulnerable among us, face significant challenges in accessing the quality health care necessary to keep our communities healthy, safe and thriving. We are passionate about helping our clients to fulfill this mutual goal of serving all populations.

We believe that the complexity of health care law requires a depth of understanding that goes beyond that commonly found in general practice firms with health care law departments. Such depth can only be achieved through industry specialization and experience. That is why we have dedicated our practice exclusively to understanding the intricacies of the health care industry. Our attorneys and government relations specialists represent providers and suppliers in all aspects of their operations, including business and regulatory transactions, litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution needs, as well as advocacy and public policy. The firm has represented clients in many of the landmark appellate cases that have shaped health care law over the past two decades.

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, Esq.
(619) 744-7310

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(619) 744-7305

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.
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San Diego, CA 92101


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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.

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Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for 40 years. The Company serves 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. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.6 million members as of March 31, 2021.

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Long Beach, CA 90802

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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 180 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Orange County, Phoenix and Las Vegas serving clients around the world – as well as an AmLaw top-ranked firm for 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.

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San Diego, CA 92101
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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.

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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.

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SpeedTrack’s healthcare analytics solutions, designed specifically for population health and strategic planning, provide the most comprehensive view of patient care dynamics available. Developed for health plans, risk-based contracts, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and Bundled Payment Programs, Population Health Decision Support (PHDS) enables healthcare professionals to immediately discover the critical information required to improve care and reduce costs without the frustration of requesting support from IT departments or EHR vendors. Our patented information solutions enable fast, intuitive access to insights regardless of the size, structure, or complexity of your data.

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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.

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