CHA News Article

HHS Appoints Melissa Stafford Jones as Region IX Regional Director

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the appointment of Melissa Stafford Jones as the Region IX regional director. Stafford Jones was previously president and CEO of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and worked as regional vice president for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California. Throughout her career, Stafford Jones has demonstrated commitment and leadership in improving access to health care services, including a high degree of collaboration on the development of the hospital fee program that has resulted in billions of dollars of Medi-Cal funding for vulnerable patients in California’s hospitals. CHA congratulates Stafford Jones on her appointment and looks forward to working with her in her new role.