CHA News Article

Annual Federal Advocacy Program Is May 3-6 in Washington, D.C.

CHA encourages hospital executives to attend its annual federal advocacy program, the California Congressional Action Program (CCAP), May 3–6 in Washington, D.C.  Held in conjunction with the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting, CCAP is an opportunity to collectively advocate on behalf of California hospitals with federal lawmakers. Thousands of hospital executives from throughout the country will convene in the nation’s capital for this year’s event.

“Congress is facing pressure to fund new reforms — and we must work together to make sure this doesn’t come in the form of cuts to hospital payments,” said Anne O’Rourke, CHA senior vice president, federal relations. “We need a strong contingent of California hospitals in D.C. to advocate for preserving access to hospital care.”

CCAP begins May 3 with a first-time attendee orientation, followed by a welcome reception at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. The California team caucus meeting is set for May 5 before hospital executives head to the Capitol to meet with their congressional representatives and key staff. Following meetings, the California delegation will enjoy a night out at a Washington Nationals baseball game.

For more information about CCAP and to register, visit www.calhospital.org/ccap. To facilitate the scheduling of appointments, members are urged to register by April 3.

Discounted rooms are available at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, the host hotel for the California delegation, at the rate of $329 per night. To reserve a room, call (800) 468-3571 and mention the California Hospital Association.

Separate registration is required for the AHA meeting; for more information visit www.aha.org.

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