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Membership

Each member in CHA strengthens our ability to advance the interests of all member hospitals and health systems in California. This collaborative relationship allows CHA to offer effective leadership in representation and advocacy, policy analysis, issue-specific expertise and much more. At CHA, we collaborate with our more than 400 member hospitals and health systems to provide strong and effective representation to advance the interests of California hospitals, patients and communities. For every $1 of dues paid each year, CHA returns hundreds of dollars of value to hospitals and health systems statewide.

Consolidated State & Regional Membership

CHA, operating in conjunction with its three corporate members, the Regional Associations, maintains a consolidated membership and dues structure. Hospital members of the three Regional Associations are also members of CHA:

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

CHA also offers associate membership 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.

This website has been designed with members in mind, and its many features will help member hospitals and health systems stay informed on current health-related policy news, provide resources on the benefits of CHA membership, and connect you with CHA staff. Though some information is public, much more is available to those with a member account. If you work for a member hospital or system, you may register for an account using your work email address. For additional membership questions, please contact CHA.

Quality & Patient Safety

CHA is committed to helping hospitals improve quality, reduce medical errors and adverse events, and maximize patient safety. To further those efforts, CHA and the Regional Associations established the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) in 2013 to realize statewide impact of improving patient safety and quality care for all Californians, to accelerate the rate of improvement and to advance California as a national leader in quality performance. HQI’s broad scope of work includes reducing patient harm, reducing health care-associated infections, reducing hospital readmissions, improving patient experience and improving maternal/child outcomes. Hospitals and health systems that belong to HQI — a voluntary organization — use it as an excellent source of performance data and analytics to focus improvement opportunities and take best practices to scale. In addition, CHPSO, the nation’s largest and longest operating patient safety organization, is a division of HQI.

CHA also regularly tracks and reports on important developments in the public reporting of hospital quality data, including OSHPD and Hospital Compare website data, and keeps members informed of regulations related to pay for quality reporting and performance.