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Dec 15, 2016, 18:23 ET CHA Board of Trustees Announce Retirement of Long-Time President/CEO C. Duane Dauner

Jim Holmes, chair of the boards of the California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (CAHHS) and California Hospital Association (CHA),...


Nov 11, 2014, 11:24 ET Hospitals and Nurse Leaders Urge CNA/NNU to Abandon Strike, Not Patients

 The following statement was issued today by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO of the California Hospital Association and Patricia McFarland, MS,...


Oct 24, 2014, 17:15 ET California Hospitals Applaud Brown Administration's Leadership in Ebola Preparedness Efforts

The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President, California Hospital Association: "The California Hospital Association...


Oct 21, 2014, 14:58 ET CA Hospitals, Nurse Leaders Issue Statement in Response to Ebola Outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 The following statement was issued today by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO of the California Hospital...


Oct 01, 2014, 20:00 ET Simi Valley Hospital Drug Detox Program Meets Critical Community Need

An alarming spike in heroin addiction in eastern Ventura County that led to an innovative partnership between Simi Valley Hospital-Adventist Health...


Aug 07, 2014, 13:32 ET Innovative Mobile Health Van in San Joaquin County Threatened by AB 503; Services for Underserved at Risk

 The following statement is being issued by California Hospital Association: Three days a week, the St. Joseph's Medical Center CareVan is...


Jun 03, 2014, 18:05 ET Qualification Effort for Medi-Cal Funding Initiative Likely Requires Full Count of Signatures

The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital...


May 13, 2014, 15:37 ET California Hospitals Disappointed that May Revise Doesn't Reverse Retroactive Medi-Cal Payment Cuts

 The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital...


May 06, 2014, 15:22 ET CA Hospitals, SEIU-UHW Reach Agreement to Improve Healthcare, Create New Model of Labor Relations

A broad range of California hospitals and hospital systems and the state's largest union of hospital workers, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West...


Jan 23, 2014, 18:17 ET UCSF Medical Center Executive Elected 2014 Board Chair of California Hospital Association

Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, to Guide CHA in Coming Year Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF...


Jan 16, 2014, 15:00 ET New Study by Economist and Former Finance Director Tom Campbell Shows Access to Care At Risk from Mandates

Thousands of Californians Could be Shut Out From Needed Health Care if AB 975 is Passed Former Congressman and State Finance Director Tom...


Dec 13, 2013, 13:00 ET Former State Senator Bill Emmerson Joins California Hospital Association Leadership Team

Emmerson Appointed Senior Vice President for State Relations and Advocacy SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former...


Nov 19, 2013, 18:47 ET CHA Troubled by New Report That Uses Faulty Assumptions to Evaluate Community Benefit Programs

Greenlining Report is Heavy on Political Rhetoric, Misrepresents Existing Law The California Hospital Association (CHA) is troubled by a...


Nov 04, 2013, 16:59 ET Sutter Health Settlement Compels Industry-Wide Review of Anesthesia Billing

More than 90 Percent of California Hospitals, Including State-Run Hospitals, Bill in Same Manner The following statement is being issued by...


Oct 09, 2013, 18:17 ET California Hospital Association Re-Files 2014 Medi-Cal Ballot Initiative

Amended Measure Reflects Changes Made to Hospital Fee Legislation (SB 239) The California Hospital Association (CHA) today re-filed ballot...


Oct 08, 2013, 18:20 ET Governor Brown Signs Historic Agreement to Preserve Access to Vital Hospital Care

New law avoids cuts to hospital-based skilled-nursing units, brings billions in new federal dollars The following statement is being...


Sep 24, 2013, 11:29 ET Hospital Disaster Preparedness Conference Focuses on Community Planning, Teamwork

More than 900 Hospital Officials, Community Leaders Gather in Sacramento for 2-Day Meeting In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing one...


Sep 11, 2013, 17:59 ET Historic Agreement Protects Hospital Services, Results in New Federal Funds to Improve Access to Care

SB 239 Creates Hospital Fee Program; Eliminates Cuts to Distinct-Part Nursing Units The following statement is being issued by C. Duane...


Aug 15, 2013, 12:16 ET CHA Commends State's Decision to Exempt Rural Hospitals from Some Medi-Cal Cuts

Rural Hospital-Based Skilled-Nursing Facilities Get Some Relief; Issues Remain for Urban Hospitals The following statement is being issued...


Aug 12, 2013, 15:46 ET California Hospitals Implore Legislators to Protect Seniors by Reversing Medi-Cal Cuts

AB 900 Placed on Suspense by Senate Appropriations Committee The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO,...


Aug 09, 2013, 14:06 ET Urban, Rural Local Elected Officials Urge California Lawmakers to Support AB 900

Thousands of Frail, Elderly Patients Will be Displaced if Looming Medi-Cal Cuts Take Effect Local elected leaders from rural Northern...


Aug 05, 2013, 17:27 ET Closure, Cutbacks in Hospital-Based Skilled- Nursing Facilities Hit Patients, Families Hard

Partial Solution to Medi-Cal Payment Cuts is Contained in AB 900 As state lawmakers return to Sacramento today after a month-long summer...


Jul 25, 2013, 15:11 ET California Hospitals File Ballot Initiative To Protect Medi-Cal Funding

Measure Will Ensure Hospital Fees, Matching Federal Dollars Are Used for Health Care Services In a move aimed at ensuring that hospital funds...


Jun 27, 2013, 14:57 ET Newly-Signed Budget Improves State's Fiscal Health; One Piece of Unfinished Business Remains

 As the ink dries on the newly-signed state budget, Governor Brown and state lawmakers have taken a significant step forward in improving...


May 31, 2013, 14:57 ET East Bay Health Care Providers Urge Lawmakers to Halt Devastating Medi-Cal Payment Cuts

 Citing devastating impacts on California's most vulnerable patients, local hospital leaders joined with physicians and health care workers in...