Education event

California Congressional Action Program
Annual federal advocacy program

May 3 – 6, 2015
Washington, D.C.


CEOs, government relations executives and trustees of member hospitals are invited to participate in CHA’s federal advocacy program, the California Congressional Action Program in Washington, D.C.

Your presence in our nation’s capital is a vital component of our federal advocacy. As Congress faces continued pressure to cut costs, it is crucial that we work together to protect access to hospital services in California. This is an opportunity to make your voice heard.

CCAP is held in conjunction with the American Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting. Please note, separate registration is required for each program; visit AHA’s website at for registration and program details.


Sunday, May 3

3:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Promenade

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
First-Time Attendee Orientation

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Learn what to expect at the CCAP and how to make the most of your congressional visits.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
California Team Welcome Reception

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Meet new colleagues and network with your peers at this informal event.

Monday, May 4

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CHA Registration — Hospitality Suite

Washington Hilton Hotel
After checking in for the program, feel free to relax in CHA’s hospitality suite and enjoy refreshments. Complimentary Internet access and printing capability will also be available.

6:00 p.m.
CHPAC Presidents’ Club Dinner

Members of the CHPAC Presidents’ Club are invited to an invitation-only dinner at a wonderful Washington location. A separate invitation and details will be sent directly to President’s Club members.

Tuesday, May 5

10:45 a.m. – Noon
California Team Caucus

Washington Hilton Hotel
Join advocacy leaders for a briefing on key issues of critical importance to California hospitals. In preparation for meetings with congressional staff and elected officials, members will be briefed on talking points and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
California Team Visits on Capitol Hill

Meet with federal lawmakers and key staff to help them understand how the decisions they make impact access to hospital care in their district.

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Washington Nationals Park
Take a break from Congressional meetings to enjoy a favorite American pastime — baseball! Watch the National League East title-holders, the Washington Nationals, take on the Florida Marlins from the comfort of a private suite. Enjoy dinner and the game with the California delegation. 

Wednesday, May 6

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
California Team Visits on Capitol Hill

Visits will continue on Wednesday.

Because visits on Capitol Hill may run late, please do not plan a return flight before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.


This program is for executives and trustees of CHA-member hospitals only.
Register by April 3 and save $75.

Member rate, by April 3: $395
Member rate, after April 3: $470
Guest/Spouse rate: $135

A separate registration fee of $135 is required for a guest/spouse to attend the Welcome Reception and the California Dinner. The guest rate is not available to colleagues; they must register at the member rate.


A confirmation notice will be emailed to all registrants.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by April 3. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact CHA at (916) 552-7637.


The Mayflower Renaissance is the host hotel for the California delegation.

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(877) 212-5752 (reservations)
(202) 347-3000

Make your reservations online or by calling (877) 212-5752. Be sure to mention the “California Hospital Association” to receive the discounted rate of $329 single/double occupancy. Don’t delay — availability is limited and the deadline is April 3.