CEO Message

Budget Proposal Offers Solid Start to Rebuild Health Care System

For all of you who are on the front lines working extraordinary hours to respond to the unbelievable spread of omicron over the past several weeks, it might have been easy to overlook the Monday release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 budget proposal, which includes a slew of important health care initiatives. 

A Year of Trials and Triumph 

It’s been some 22 months since COVID-19 made its insidious presence felt in our state, and every Californian owes the women and men who work in health care the greatest debt of gratitude.  The magnitude of the challenges hospitals have faced over the past two years has been matched only by the resolve you’ve shown to meet and overcome them. This pandemic has tested […]

Sequester Deal Provides Critically Important Relief for California Hospitals

This week, the U.S. House and Senate came to an important bipartisan, bicameral agreement to support hospitals and other providers as they continue to reel from the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic — all while bracing for the potential of another surge due to the omicron variant. It has passed in the House of Representatives, and the Senate […]

California Hospitals Should Reaffirm Commitment to Protecting Patients

As CHA continues to press federal agencies to correct the independent dispute resolution process in the second No Surprises Act interim final rule (during negotiations, Congress removed language to ensure a level playing field in arbitration, but the interim rule does the opposite by mandating a benchmark rate), we are asking every hospital in California to reaffirm your commitment […]

Workforce Challenges Demand Big Thinking

For the past two years, hospital leaders in California and throughout the nation have risen to meet perhaps the greatest test of their careers — a collective and effective response to a deadly pandemic that has killed millions worldwide. 

  • Carmela Coyle
    President & CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento