SHC only takes BSN and MSNs because they are Magnet Status. They are trying to implement Evidenced based practice and advanced nursing roles on their floors. It's not an offense to ADNs who have skills and are good nurses; it has to do with academic prestige and nursing excellence.
Magnets do hired ADNs, but it is going to become a trend, at least in the Bay Area where all nursing jobs
(not just new grads) are tight, to hired 4 year (+) educated nurses. It is also less of a burden on institutions when RNs have to ask for time off, tuition reimbursement if they want to go back to get their BSN/MSN in the future.
As for BSN/MSN going only into management, very untrue statement. I am receiving my MSN in two weeks from a master's entry program. I plan on getting my CNS/NP to be a nurse resource/educator in the future even though my master's program was geared towards management. You learn a global spectrum of nursing, that includes bedside nursing all the way out to healthcare at the national level.
I have worked and learned with nurses that are ADNs to PhDs, so nursing competence at any level I have the utmost respect for. 75% of nurses in CA are ADNs and are the brunt power force behind nursing today. But as nursing progressively moves from a vocational to professional career, this trend of only hiring 4 year degrees will start to become more common throughout hospitals.