California Hospital Association Political Action Committee

Key to Better Health Care Policy


With every new member, CHPAC grows stronger.

CHPAC is the political advocacy arm for patients, communities, hospitals, and health systems. Together, we foster critical relationships with legislators by helping elect, educate, and build rapport with officials who understand the important role hospitals play in our state.

CHPAC provides campaign financing to officeholders and candidates who are concerned about and committed to better health care for all Californians, determining which candidates to support based on not only their qualifications but also their knowledge of — and their sensitivity and responsiveness to — health care issues.

Your donation ensures hospitals and health systems have a strong voice when decisions are made that affect their ability to care for people. 

CHPAC is the political advocacy arm for you, your hospital and your patients. Together, we form the foundation upon which CHA’s member hospitals and health systems build relationships.

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Corporate Presidents’ Club Members

Membership in the California Hospital Association Political Action Committee (CHPAC) Corporate Presidents’ Club is for corporations that have a vested interest in the vitality of California’s health care community. This prestigious club of businesses is recognized throughout the health care community for understanding the issues affecting hospitals and health systems. Vendors and businesses that supply goods and services to the state’s hospitals and health systems may demonstrate their support and commitment to their clients by joining the CHPAC Corporate Presidents’ Club.

Interested in joining?
CHPAC Corporate Presidents Club
Please complete the online contribution form.

Contact CHPAC at (916) 552-7560 or email CHPAC

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Arent Fox, LLP

Arent Fox LLP provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations. Our nationally recognized Health Care Industry Group features veteran attorneys with years of experience advising hospitals and other health care providers.

Lowell Brown is widely recognized as one of California’s pre-eminent medical staff lawyers. His long experience counseling health care providers includes medical staff peer review, disciplinary hearings, regulatory matters, and health care operations.  He has appeared before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court in multiple medical staff peer review matters.  The highly respected Chambers USA attorney ranking service places Lowell in Band 1, the highest level available.  

Debra Albin-Riley specializes in helping clients navigate sophisticated health care-related disputes, including complex disciplinary hearings.  Her extensive experience before judges, hearing panels and other decision-makers allows her to take matters to trial or resolve matters successfully for her clients. 

As noted in Chambers USA in 2021: “She is knowledgeable, experienced, forceful and articulate – all qualities that are critical in this area.”  Debra has argued peer-review related matters before the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal, and was recently named a Top Health Care Lawyer by Daily Journal.


Lowell Brown – Health Care Partner
[email protected]
(213) 443-7516

Debra Albin-Riley – Health Care Partner
[email protected]
(213) 443-7545

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California Healthcare Insurance Company

California Healthcare Insurance Company, Inc., A Risk Retention Group (CHI) was founded in 1988 by nine CHA hospitals that banded together to form a policyholder-owned insurance company to manage their professional liability risk.

CHI is solely focused on offering insurance solutions to health care organizations including hospitals, health care entities, physician groups, dentists, and select long-term care entities.  CHI is designed to provide long-term financial stability to the health care insurance liability market through consistent pricing, broad coverage, and premium rate stability for health care organizations and providers.

Over more than 30 years, CHI has become one of the most successful, long-standing captive insurance companies of its type in the world.  CHI is rated A- (Excellent) with a positive outlook and a Financial Size Category (FSC) of VII by A.M. Best, the insurance industry rating agency, and is the longest continually operating health care professional liability insurance company in California.


Diane Abbett – President
[email protected]
(916) 205-7662

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Prevail Insurance Management Services

Prevail provides specialized insurance management and brokerage services focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Services are designed to simplify your life by managing all your insurance needs, including Malpractice Insurance, Workers Comp as well as Excess insurance coverages above self-insured retentions.

As an independent broker, Prevail works with the best solutions in the marketplace including some that are exclusive. Prevail is well-known for its proven ability to save clients 10% to 40% on their insurance premiums.

“Prevail analyzed all our policies and outlined specific strategies for improvement. The status quo was no longer an option. We made the decision to move our entire insurance portfolio over to Prevail’s insurance management services and are extremely pleased with the results and their attentive service. Prevail helped us improve and lowered costs for our Professional & General liability coverage. I’m glad we moved our business to Prevail.”

Matt Morgan, Chief Financial Officer, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

“Prevail provided expert analysis and saved our organization money. Their work was timely and professional, and minimized the impact on our decision making team. We are extremely pleased with the results, look forward to future opportunities and highly recommend Prevail to others.”

Steve Stark, CEO, Orchard Hospital


Ben Borchers – Co-Founder & CEO
(916) 745-8801 

Devin Eckhardt – Co-Founder & President
(916) 745-8802

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US Acute Care Solutions

Founded by 16 emergency medicine and hospitalist physician groups across the country, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and critical care services.

USACS provides high-quality care to approximately 7 million patients annually across more than 300 programs and is aligned with leading health systems across the country. Visit to learn more.

Before implementing VEP’s Rapid Patient Management Program, the wait was so long that patients would leave. Today, our LWBS rate is under 2%”

Marc Futernick, MD, Medical Director, California Hospital Medical Center

We have had a long-standing partnership with VEP Healthcare (now part of US Acute Care Solutions) on trust and collaboration. VEP have run our emergency services for many years, and we recently expanded our partnership to include staffing and managing our pediatrics hospitalist program. We couldn’t be any happier with our relationship.

John Raffoul, President, Adventist Health White Memorial


Steve Maron, MD – President, USACS West
[email protected]
(916) 712-7802

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