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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

Jennifer Newman

Jennifer Newman brings more than 20 years of financial management and accounting experience and expertise to CHA as well as to the Hospital Council Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the Hospital Quality Institute. She directs all internal financial matters of the associations, including accounting practices, internal controls, risk management, budgeting and monitoring of financial performance.

Jennifer joined CHA in 1999. Prior to her promotion to Chief Financial Officer, she served as accountant and controller. Jennifer attended the Oregon Institute of Technology where she studied pre-nursing and business administration.

Jan Emerson-Shea

Jan Emerson-Shea serves as chief spokesperson for CHA, overseeing the association’s media relations activities. She also is responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications and public affairs initiatives that support CHA’s advocacy objectives. In addition, Jan provides communications counsel to the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California, and Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Anne O’Rourke

Based in Washington, D.C., Anne O’Rourke manages CHA’s Federal Relations Office, represents CHA members before Congress and the White House, and serves as the liaison to other state and national health organizations.

Before joining CHA in 1998, Anne spent 10 years as a senior lobbyist for the American Hospital Association (AHA). Part of her responsibilities included covering AHA’s Region 9 on the West Coast. In the 1980s, Anne was the health legislative assistant to Rep. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, handling health issues for the Ways and Means Committee and organizing the House Rural Health Coalition.

Anne has a bachelor’s degree in political science and American history from Drew University in New Jersey.

Peggy Broussard Wheeler

Peggy Broussard Wheeler serves as vice president of CHA’s Rural Healthcare Center. She is responsible for developing, advocating and executing public policies, legislation and regulations on behalf of small and rural hospitals at the state and national levels. In addition, she serves as the issue manager for language access, governance, prison and homeless issues. 

Patricia Blaisdell, FACHE

Patricia Blaisdell provides membership support and advocacy for post-acute care and case management services, including policy analysis and interpretation, communication with regulatory and legislative bodies, and planning and implementation of educational programs.

Julie Reppas

Julie Reppas is responsible for ensuring CHA and the Regional Associations hire the best employees and maintain a positive culture and work environment, enabling staff to deliver outstanding member service and personally thrive. She has responsibility for managing all human resource (HR) activities and supporting the general operations of the association.

Julie joined CHA in 2002 and has specialized in HR for more than 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in management from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida.