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C. Duane Dauner

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C. Duane Dauner

President
California Hospital Association
Expertise: 
representation and advocacy for California hospitals and health care providers
legislation and regulations concerning health care services
quality, cost-effective health care policy
state and federal agendas to increase hospital financing

Biography

C. Duane Dauner is president of the California Hospital Association, the statewide leader representing the interests of hospitals, health systems and other health care providers in California. CHA includes nearly 500 hospital and health system members and more than 200 associate members. CHA, operating in conjunction with three corporate members -- the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California, and Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties -- has a consolidated membership and dues structure, with members of the three regional associations automatic members of CHA. CHA provides members with state and federal representation and advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas through an agenda designed to improve access to quality, cost-effective health care services. As president of CHA, Dauner has been a major force in California politics. CHA opposed the nurse-staffing ratios passed by Gov. Gray Davis, which ultimately led to a showdown between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Nurses Association. CHA also backs a $2.60 tax per pack of cigarettes to pay for everything from emergency room care to cancer research.

1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento  California  95814
United States
Office Phone: 
(916) 443-7401
Office Fax: 
(916) 552-7596

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