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Apr 22, 2014, 06:18 ET Assembly Health Committee Hearing is Long on Rhetoric, Short on Facts on Charity Care Bill

The California Hospital Association (CHA) today released a Fact Check to correct inaccurate claims made by proponents of Assembly Bill 1952, a...


Mar 17, 2014, 05:57 ET CHA Opposes AB 503; Legislation Would Cripple Critical Health Care Services, Conflicts with ACA

The California Hospital Association (CHA) today announced its opposition to AB 503 (Wieckowski/Bonta). The bill is nearly identical to 2013's AB 975, ...


Jan 23, 2014, 06:17 ET UCSF Medical Center Executive Elected 2014 Board Chair of California Hospital Association

Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, has been elected 2014 chair of the California Hospital Association...


Jan 16, 2014, 03:00 ET New Study by Economist and Former Finance Director Tom Campbell Shows Access to Care At Risk from Mandates

Former Congressman and State Finance Director Tom Campbell released results today of a new study that warns that thousands of Californians could be...


Dec 13, 2013, 01:00 ET Former State Senator Bill Emmerson Joins California Hospital Association Leadership Team

Former State Senator Bill Emmerson has been appointed Senior Vice President of State Relations and Advocacy for the California Hospital Association...


Nov 19, 2013, 06:47 ET CHA Troubled by New Report That Uses Faulty Assumptions to Evaluate Community Benefit Programs

The California Hospital Association (CHA) is troubled by a Greenlining Institute report on community benefit programs, to be released this week, that ...


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

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


Oct 09, 2013, 06:17 ET California Hospital Association Re-Files 2014 Medi-Cal Ballot Initiative

The California Hospital Association (CHA) today re-filed ballot initiative language for a 2014 measure that will protect hospital funds intended to...


Oct 08, 2013, 06:20 ET Governor Brown Signs Historic Agreement to Preserve Access to Vital Hospital Care

The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: Gov. Jerry Brown's signature today on SB...


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

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing one fact became exceedingly clear – responding to a disaster requires teamwork, open communication...


Sep 11, 2013, 05:59 ET Historic Agreement Protects Hospital Services, Results in New Federal Funds to Improve Access to Care

The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: A comprehensive agreement that will...


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

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


Aug 12, 2013, 03:46 ET California Hospitals Implore Legislators to Protect Seniors by Reversing Medi-Cal Cuts

The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: California's seniors deserve the best...


Aug 09, 2013, 02:06 ET Urban, Rural Local Elected Officials Urge California Lawmakers to Support AB 900

Local elected leaders from rural Northern California to San Diego are calling on state lawmakers to enact legislation that will help preserve access...


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

As state lawmakers return to Sacramento today after a month-long summer recess, California's hospital leaders have warned that the state's health...


Jul 25, 2013, 03:11 ET California Hospitals File Ballot Initiative To Protect Medi-Cal Funding

In a move aimed at ensuring that hospital funds intended to pay for care provided to low-income Californians are not diverted by lawmakers for other, ...


Jun 27, 2013, 02:57 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 California's ...


May 31, 2013, 02:57 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 Alameda ...


May 21, 2013, 04:15 ET L.A. Mobile Clinic Key Example Of Community Benefit Programs Threatened By AB 975

In a new online video released today, the California Hospital Association (CHA) profiled an innovative mobile medical clinic program in Los Angeles...


May 17, 2013, 05:31 ET North State Hospital Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Spare Patients from Damaging Medi-Cal Cuts to Hospital

Citing the devastating impact that pending Medi-Cal payment cuts would have on the North State's most vulnerable patients, local hospital leaders in...


May 17, 2013, 04:15 ET Assemblymember Perea, Central Valley Hospitals Urge Lawmakers to Reverse Medi-Cal Cuts

The following is being released by California Hospital Association: Citing the devastating impact that pending Medi-Cal payment cuts would have on...


May 16, 2013, 05:55 ET Hospital Patients, Family Members Speak Out About Damaging Medi-Cal Budget Cuts

As budget discussions begin to kick into high gear following Tuesday's release of the May revision to the proposed 2013-14 state budget, those most...


May 14, 2013, 05:35 ET California Hospitals Disappointed that May Revise Doesn't Reverse Deep, Damaging Medi-Cal Cuts

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


May 14, 2013, 01:03 ET Press Conferences, Rhetoric Don't Change Facts About AB 975, SB 718

The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: Governor Jerry Brown will be issuing his...


May 10, 2013, 04:02 ET Report: California's Economic Recovery Could be Jeopardized If Medi-Cal Cuts Are Implemented

California's fragile economic recovery could be dealt a severe setback if pending Medi-Cal payment cuts to hospitals are implemented, according to a...