About the California Hospital Association

Effective Leadership Through Collaboration

The California Hospital Association (CHA) advocates for California’s hospitals and health systems to support their work to care for all Californians in all ways. A not-for-profit corporation, CHA is connected to three regional associations: the Hospital Council Northern and Central CaliforniaHospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC). Under a consolidated membership and dues structure, hospitals and health systems are members of both their regional association and CHA.

In 2013, CHA, Hospital Council, HASC and HASD&IC founded the Hospital Quality Institute to improve patient safety and quality care for all Californians and to advance California as a national leader in quality performance.

CHA is one of the largest hospital trade associations in the nation, serving more than 400 hospitals and health systems and 97 percent of the patient beds in California.