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Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference Educational Materials Available
Attendee evaluation deadline extended to April 7

The 54th annual California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference took place Feb. 20-23 in San Diego. Over the course of two-and-a-half days, 307 participants representing 128 hospitals explored avenues to build on and improve the vast resources volunteers currently bring to their hospital organizations. More importantly, they studied new pathways and programs that would help to realign their resources with their hospitals’ work toward population health. The conference offered a total of 12.75 instructional hours including a variety of speakers (58), concurrent sessions (24), general sessions (6) and peer networking topics (16). Sponsors, conference photos, speakers and most session materials are available at

The 2017 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference planning committee asks conference attendees to complete an online evaluation, through which attendees may offer feedback on how the conference met their training, networking and professional development needs; describe conference components that worked well; and suggest improvements for next year. The deadline for this evaluation has been extended to April 7. Participants must use the email address they used for conference registration to complete the survey. Upon completion, attendees will receive an automated email with a link to obtain their Certificate of Attendance. 

The conference planning committee thanks hospital system CEOs Dr. Richard Afable, MD, MPH (St. Joseph Hoag Health); Daniel L. Gross, DNSc (Sharp HealthCare); and Ronald C. Werft (Cottage Health) along with Dimitrios Alexiou, CEO of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and CHA/CAHHS President/CEO C. Duane Dauner, who so generously donated their time to present at the conference’s general sessions.

The committee also thanks this year’s hospital and system conference sponsors: Adventist Health, Cottage Health, El Camino Hospital, Enloe Medical Center, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Oroville Hospital, Palomar Health, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Sharp HealthCare, Sharp Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Sutter Health.