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Amber Ott

Amber Ott provides analytical expertise to support policy and advocacy objectives benefiting California hospitals and health systems. She represents CHA with state agencies and other stakeholders where technical knowledge is needed. Amber has been recognized for her invaluable technical expertise on policies regarding data collection, management, use, access, and the development of public information.

Most recently, as California has come together to combat the global pandemic, Amber has worked closely with state health leaders to establish a real-time data collection tool for the tracking of COVID-19 spread. This has proven to be a key resource for state leaders, public health officials, and clinicians, as they respond to changing conditions as they happen.

BJ Bartleson, RN, MS, NEA-BC

BJ Bartleson provides leadership in developing, communicating and implementing CHA policy related to nursing, emergency services, trauma and medication safety. She is recognized statewide and nationally as a nurse leader with more than 30 years of experience as an administrator, educator, researcher, clinician, manager and expert in multiple areas of acute patient care management and nursing practice. 

Archive of Federal Regulations

Below is a list of archived federal regulations with links to CHA’s corresponding actions, including summaries, comment letters, and DataSuite.


​Effective January 1, 2020

AHA Lists Alternatives to Medicare and Medicaid Cuts to Providers

Measures to curb federal spending by trimming Medicare and Medicaid payments are options in the current deficit reduction environment. Providers already face billions of dollars in Medicare andMedicaid payment cuts. Efforts to further cut Medicare and Medicaid payments to providers jeopardize access to high quality healthcare services for America’s seniors and the poor. True entitlement reform and approaches to change the healthcare delivery system are needed – not provider cuts.

Associate Membership Program

CHA’s Associate Membership Program (application form) is available to non-hospital companies that support the vision, mission and activities of the California Hospital Association and the hospitals and health systems that belong to CHA. Through this exclusive membership program, Associate Members will be granted access to extensive policy and regulatory updates, data projections, research and financial analysis, legal opinions and analysis, and industry news.

Law firms, consulting companies, insurance providers and other interested entities may apply to join CHA by completing an Associate Membership Application. Applicants will be asked to provide references from member hospitals. CHA’s Executive Management Committee will grant membership to qualified entities.

Membership Benefits

Access to members-only website, which includes extensive proprietary information
Subscription to electronic communications including CHA News and member memos
Ability to subscribe to selected distribution lists on the CHA website
Listing in the annual Membership Directory 
Listing on the CHA website as an Associate Member
Member pricing for CHA education programs and publications
Access to selected members-only education programs
Advanced invitation to sponsor or exhibit at CHA education conferences

Membership Structure and Pricing

$10,000 for companies with less than 10 professionals (including consultants)
$25,000 for companies with 10 or more professionals (including consultants)

How to Apply

Interested companies should complete an Associate Membership Application.

Other Opportunities

Through CHA there are a number of other opportunities for companies that want to support the member hospitals, gain access to hospital executives, and enhance their company’s visibility.

Sponsor or Exhibit at CHA Events

CHA hosts conferences year-round that give providers of health care services and products the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hospital executive management. Our conferences and symposiums each have unique audiences including rural hospitals CEOs, medical rehabilitation experts, skilled nursing administrators, behavioral health care providers and emergency preparedness coordinators and their disaster planning teams.

To subscribe to receive additional information regarding future sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, visit the Sponsors & Exhibitors page.

Lisa Hartzell, Director, Education Operations
(916) 552-7502
[email protected]

Join a Regional Association

The three regional associations in California offer membership programs. To learn more, contact the regional associations as follows:

The Hospital Council – Northern and Central California
Hospital Association of Southern California
Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties