Education event

Health Policy Legislative Day
Advancing toward a better tomorrow, today

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March 20 & 21, 2018
Sacramento, California
A CHA members-only program


Over the past several years, health care has experienced a significant evolution. But one thing has remained constant throughout — CHANGE. With shifts in care delivery, financing models and modern practices, hospitals and health care providers are charged with being ready for today, yet preparing for tomorrow.

Join fellow hospital leaders in Sacramento to collectively share with state legislators how proposed legislation will impact their hospitals, patients and communities. Our elected officials need to hear from you about how they can support hospitals in caring for patients now and in the future.

Tuesday Agenda

Tuesday, March 20

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Early Registration, Hyatt Regency

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | New Participant Briefing
Members are invited to attend this informational briefing on the legislative process and CHA’s advocacy process.

3:45 – 5:00 p.m. | VIP Tour of the State Capitol
Join CHA’s lobbyists for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the State Capitol.

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. | Welcome Reception
Join fellow hospital leaders and help kick off CHA’s annual advocacy program.


Event photo taken during the 2017 Health Policy Legislative Day

Wednesday Agenda

Wednesday, March 21

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration/Check-in

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast Reception with the Legislators
Chat with members of the California Legislature at this informal breakfast reception.

9:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Education Program, Hyatt Regency

Welcome | Opening Remarks
Carmela Coyle
President & CEO
California Hospital Association

Policy Update and the Changing Health Care Climate
Richard F. Afable, MD, MPH
Chair, CHA Board of Trustees
Trustee, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Governor Jerry Brown

Diana S. Dooley
California Health & Human Services Agency

Top State Legislative Priorities – Panel
William J. Emmerson, DDS
Senior Vice President, State Relations & Advocacy
Connie Delgado, Chief Legislative Advocate and CHA Issue Specialists
California Hospital Association

California Hospital Association Political Action Committee Awards
Sara Steinhoffer
Chair, CHPAC Board of Directors
Vice President, Government Relations
Sharp HealthCare

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Legislative Visits at the State Capitol
Attendees will meet with their legislative representatives during the afternoon to collectively advocate on key issues of critical importance to hospitals. Appointments for the meetings will be made by CHA on behalf of the members.


Event photos taken during the 2017 Health Policy Legislative Day


After attendees register for the program, CHA’s advocacy staff will schedule appointments with members of the Legislature on their behalf — primarily group meetings with other hospital executives from their area. Scheduling will be coordinated with input from the Regional Associations. Hospital executives are asked not to schedule meetings directly with representatives.

Attendees who would like appointments with specific legislators other than their own may indicate their requests when registering. Every effort will be made to accommodate these requests.

To facilitate the scheduling of appointments, members are strongly encouraged to register by February 21. The schedule of appointments will be emailed to all registrants one week prior to the program.

If you have any questions about the appointments or have other special requests, please contact your regional hospital association vice president or CHA Education at or (916) 552-7637.


This program is exclusively for executives of CHA member hospitals. To take advantage of the discounted rate and to facilitate the scheduling of meetings with legislators, members are encouraged to register by February 21.

Member rate by Feb. 21: $255
Member rate after Feb. 21: $355


A confirmation will be emailed to all registrants.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 nonrefundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by March 14. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact CHA at (916) 552-7637.


Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is the host hotel for the program. All events will be held at the Hyatt with the exception of the Welcome Reception and Breakfast Reception with the Legislators.

Sleeping rooms at the Hyatt are sold out. Discounted rooms can be reserved at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento at rate of $239 nightly, single and double occupancy. To make a reservation, call (800) 325-3535 or reserve your room online. Reserve your room soon — discounted rates end March 2.


Cab fare from the Sacramento International Airport to the hotel is approximately $40 one way. The drive to the hotel from the airport takes about 20 minutes.