Education event

Health Policy Legislative Day
Advocating for patients and your hospitals

March 15 & 16, 2016
Sacramento, California
A CHA members-only program


Join fellow hospital leaders in Sacramento for this vital advocacy program.

CHA is pleased to announce that Hugh Hewitt, a three-time Emmy award winner and broadcast journalist, is the keynote for the education program. His nationally syndicated radio show is heard by more than 2 million listeners every weekday afternoon. Hewitt has conducted groundbreaking interviews with government officials from both parties and widely respected analysts, authors and pundits.

Tuesday Agenda

Tuesday, March 15

2:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Early Registration, Hyatt Regency

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | New Participant Briefing
Members are invited to attend this informational briefing on the legislative process and CHA’s advocacy process.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | VIP Tour of the State Capitol
Join CHA’s lobbyists for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the State Capitol.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Team Leader Briefing
Prepare for the legislative visits by taking a closer look at CHA’s top legislative priorities. Issue experts will be on hand to answer questions and explain the implications of proposed legislation to hospitals. Meeting protocol, talking points and “leave behind” materials will be reviewed. All members are encouraged to attend.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Government Relations/Welcome Reception
Enjoy wine tasting and help kick off CHA’s annual advocacy program.


Event photos taken during the 2015 Health Policy Legislative Day.

Wednesday Agenda

Wednesday, March 16

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration/Check-in

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast Reception with the Legislators
Chat with members of the California Legislature at this informal breakfast reception.

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

Welcome/Opening Remarks
James Holmes
Chair, CHA Board of Trustees
President/CEO, Redlands Community Hospital

Initiatives and Policy Update
C. Duane Dauner
California Hospital Association

Top State Legislative Priorities for Hospitals
William J. Emmerson, DDS
Senior Vice President, State Relations & Advocacy
California Hospital Association

California Hospital Association Political Action
Committee Awards

Sherri Sager
Chair, CHPAC Board of Directors
Chief Government and Community Relations Officer

                                        Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Hugh Hewitt, National Broadcast Journalist
Three-time Emmy winner and political commentator Hugh Hewitt will share his perspectives on today’s political landscape and what he predicts may be on the horizon.

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 2015 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 26. 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 Patricia Ward at the CHA offices at or (916) 552-7526.


This program is exclusively for executives of CHA-member hospitals. the deadline to register is February 26. To facilitate the scheduling of meetings with legislators, members are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Member rate, by Feb. 26: $245
Member rate, after Feb. 26: $345


A confirmation will be emailed to all registrants.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by March 8. 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

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is the host hotel for this program. Discounted sleeping rooms are available at a rate of $229 single/double occupancy. To make a reservation, call (800) 421-1442 and mention the “California Hospital Association” or visit Reserve your room today — discounted rooms are limited.

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 30 minutes.