CHA News Article

California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference to Focus on Population Health
Discounted hotel rate extended through Feb. 1

The 2016 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference will take place Feb. 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Multiple general sessions and workshops will focus on volunteer services and programs available for patients and families as they navigate through their health care system’s acute care, recovery/rehab and community settings.

BJ Miller, MD, executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, will present the closing session on palliative care and the role of volunteerism in palliative care programs. Dr. Miller’s 2015 TED talk on the same topic was one of the most viewed TED talks in 2015, registering almost 3 million viewers.

BJ Bartleson, RN, MS, NEA-BC, CHA’s vice president, nursing & clinical services, will head a panel of hospital volunteer leaders in a review of current and future developments in the acute care setting. Her session will feature an overview of patient and family-centered programs offered by volunteer services.

Additional population health sessions will highlight volunteer roles as community health workers; advocates for organ, eye and tissue donations; and as outreach workers addressing social determinants of health.

A discounted hotel room rate at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course has been extended through Feb. 1.

Conference registration is available exclusively online for attendees and sponsors. For more information and to register, visit