CHA News Article

Assembly Speaker Perez to Address Hospital Leaders

CHA is pleased to announce that Assembly Speaker John A. Perez has confirmed as the keynote speaker for CHA’s 2013 Health Policy Legislative Day, March 12–13 in Sacramento.

“We are honored and pleased that Speaker Perez has accepted our invitation to address the members,” stated CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner. “Speaker Perez will have a prominent role in crafting the state budget along with the Governor and Senate leadership.”

Since Democrats have supermajority control of the Legislature, Speaker Perez has unprecedented influence to set the legislative agenda and policy, including implementing Medi-Cal expansion under the Affordable Care Act. 

Hospital CEOs and government relations executives are encouraged to participate in Health Policy Legislative Day, CHA’s annual state advocacy program. In addition to the morning education program on March 13, hospital executives will meet with senators and assemblymembers that afternoon at the state Capitol. To facilitate appointment scheduling, members are urged to register by the Feb. 15 deadline. For more information and to register, go to