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Art Sponseller

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Art Sponseller

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
hospitals and health care centers in Northern and Central California
trade organizations for hospitals
state and federal legislation concerning hospitals
advocacy and support for hospitals


Art Sponseller is president and chief executive officer t of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, a nonprofit hospital and health system trade association representing 190 hospitals in 50 of California's 58 counties -- from Kern County to the Oregon border. The Hospital Council's membership includes hospitals and health systems ranging from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers. The Hospital Council works to influence state and federal legislation and regulatory issues. At the local level, the Hospital Council monitors county boards of supervisors, health departments and other agencies, and supports member involvement in local decision-making on such critical issues as health care workforce, the safety net, access to care, emergency medical services and reimbursement.

1215 K Street, Suite 730
Sacramento  California  95814
United States
Office Phone: 
(916) 552-7608
Office Fax: 
(916) 552-2216


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