Governance Education Workshop

A Rural Health Care Symposium Pre-conference Event

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April 10, 2023 | 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

CHA is proud to offer this unprecedented opportunity to improve board effectiveness and executive communications.  

Bring your thorny governance issues and hear what outstanding boards do differently from the rest. This session is focused on rural hospital boards and will help:

  • Improve communication and understanding between hospital executives and the board
  • Improve community relations and simplify board recruitment
  • Reduce executive turnover on governance boards
  • Improve board interactions, presentations and materials
  • Increase alignment among the board, medical staff, and executive team

Please invite your board members to attend – this four-hour session can have a tremendous impact on hospital operations, and it only works if you extend the invitation!

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. | Check in and grab a boxed lunch

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Interactive Workshop

Karma H. Bass, MPH, FACHE    
Via Healthcare Consulting
Over her more than 20-year career, Karma Bass has been a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and consultant with deep knowledge and experience in governance, strategic planning, philanthropy, healthcare policy, and board effectiveness. Her experience gives her a uniquely valuable perspective as a consultant to hospital and health systems boards today. Before co-founding Via Healthcare Consulting, Karma worked as vice president for Accord Limited, a Chicago-based consulting firm. She served two years as president and CEO of Alliance Healthcare Foundation in San Diego, where she reported to an independent, 11-person not-for-profit board. Notably, Karma spent 10 years at The Governance Institute, holding various positions including vice president of membership services and director of research and publications. She also oversaw the prestigious biennial hospital governance practices survey tracking trends in nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems.

CalChamber California Room
1215 K St., Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA


NOTE: This workshop is open to CHA Members and invited guests only.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more days prior to the scheduled event and emailed to
Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, refunds will be issued to paid registrants within 30 days.


A confirmation will be sent to all registrants. On-site registrations and any unpaid registrations may be subject to an additional 10% fee.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act please call (916) 552-7637.


CHA will photograph this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email CHA at

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(877) 678-6255 (reservations)

Discount Deadline is March 13.
The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel has rooms available at the discounted rate of $239 for the meeting. One-time convenience and housekeeping fees are additional. For reservations, call (877) 678-6255 and mention the “Rural Health Care Leadership Meeting.” Don’t delay; the deadline for discounted sleeping rooms is Monday, March 13. To book a room online, click here.