Education event

Labor Relations Summit
A special event for hospital labor relations executives

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April 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sacramento, CA


It’s never been more critical to attend CHA’s Labor Relations Summit. 

This year’s event will focus on labor-sponsored legislation and the two SEIU-initiatives.  The  Summit opens with a welcome from CHA’s president and CEO, C. Duane Dauner, who will set the political stage.  Participants will hear a review of labor-backed legislation, including efforts to redefine charity care and community benefit and learn how hospital labor relations executives can be involved in CHA’s advocacy efforts. 

The principle focus of the Summit will be on the SEIU-sponsored Executive Compensation and Pricing Initiatives. Faculty at the forefront of CHA’s opposition campaign efforts will explain how the initiatives will impact California hospitals and what you can do to support the opposition campaign. Ample time will be allowed for questions and an informal roundtable discussion.

Register now to participate in this invitation-only event.

(Please note, that while day-to-day labor matters and collective bargaining agreement administration are also important aspects of labor relations, these topics will not be covered at this summit.)


C. Duane Dauner was appointed President/CEO in 1985 of the California Hospital Association, the statewide leader representing the interests of nearly 400 hospitals and health systems in California. He has been active in national hospital and health care issues, serving on numerous American Hospital Association and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) boards and committees. He has authored numerous articles and a book; is a nationally known leader on health issues; and has lectured at several California university graduate programs. In 2002, he received ACHE’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award, and has been honored by the Partners in Care Foundation, National Health Foundation, UCLA and Health Care Executives of Southern California.

Anne McLeod, MPH, is CHA’s senior vice president for Health Policy and serves as a health care reform resource for member hospitals. Using her knowledge of both federal and state health care reform legislation and regulations, Ms. McLeod coordinates CHA’s efforts on the development, communication, and implementation of CHA’s strategic plan for health care reform. Most recently, she provided leadership for the design, development and implementation of the hospital fee program. Additionally, Ms. McLeod represents hospitals’ interests with the California Health Benefit Exchange.

Gail Blanchard-Saiger is the vice president of Labor and Employment for the California Hospital Association. In this role, she provides leadership for state and federal legislative and regulatory issues related to hospital human resources and labor relations. Ms. Blanchard-Saiger has over 15 years experience as a labor and employment law attorney representing hospitals and health care systems. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and serves on its Advocacy Committee.  She is a frequent speaker and author on health care workplace law issues.

Additional faculty to be announced.


April 29, 2014
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento

Outpatient Surgery Conference Room
6600 Bruceville Road
Sacramento, CA 95823

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Tuition $150

Participation in this program is by invitation and for CHA members-only.
Registration includes CEs, lunch and course materials.

Cancellation Policy
A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven days prior and e-mailed to, or faxed to (916) 552-7506. No refunds will be made after this date. If the seminar is cancelled paid participants will be fully refunded within 30 days.

Confirmations: A confirmation will be sent to all registrants who register at least one week in advance. Directions and parking information will be included. Unpaid registrations may be subject to an additional 10% fee.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.

Continuing Education

Full attendance at the educational session is a prerequisite for receiving continuing education. Attendees must sign in at the program and include their professional license number, if required. Certificates of attendance will be e-mailed after the symposium.

Health Care Executives: CHA is authorized to award 4.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE-Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward the advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.