General Information

Public Service Award

The Public Service Award may be given by the CHA Board of Trustees to recognize elected or appointed officials who demonstrate a commitment to health care policies and issues. Candidates must be responsive to the needs of patients and health care providers.

In addition, they must be recognized as contributors to the public good, through sponsorship or leadership relative to legislation, regulations, public policy or community service. Candidates must show, through direct action, support for the need to balance access, quality and continuity of care with fair payments. They must demonstrate an appreciation for the inter-relationships between public and private health financing systems and delivery programs. They also must have an appreciation for the changing environment and issues affecting California’s health care community.

Recipients

2017
The Honorable Richard Pan, MD, California State Senate

2016

  • The Honorable Richard D. Roth, California State Senate
  • The Honorable Chad J. Mayes, California State Assembly

2015

  • The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader, US House of Representatives
  • Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles

2014

  • The Honorable George Miller, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Henry T. Perea, California State Assembly
  • The Honorable Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, California State Assembly

2013
The Honorable Ed Hernandez, California State Senate

2012
The Honorable Darrell Steinberg, President Pro Tempore, California State Senate

2011

  • The Honorable Bill Emmerson, California State Senate
  • RoseMarie Reno, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Tri-City Healthcare District, Oceanside

2010
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, State of California

2007

  • Representative Fortney H. “Pete” Stark, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, California State Assembly

2006
Assemblymember Keith Richman, M.D., California State Assembly

2005
Senator Jack Scott, California State Senate

2004

  • Senator Jim Brulte, California State Senate
  • Assemblymember Lou Correa, California State Assembly

2003

  • Gavin Newsom, Board of Supervisors, City and County of San Francisco
  • Bill Postmus, Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County
  • Paul Biane, Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County
  • Dennis Hansberger, Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County
  • Fred Aguiar, Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County
  • Jerry Eaves, Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County

2002
Representative Lois Capps, U.S. House of Representatives

2001
Senator Jim Costa, Fresno

1999

  • Representative William M. Thomas, Bakersfield
  • Christopher Jennings, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy, Washington, D.C.

1996
Senator Ken Maddy, Fresno

1993
Assemblymember Burt Margolin, Los Angeles

1992
Senator Mike Thompson, Saint Helena

1990
Senator Diane Watson, Los Angeles

1989
Representative Henry Waxman, Los Angeles

1988
Representative Robert T. Matsui, Sacramento

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