Through effective leadership and member participation, CHA seeks to develop consensus, establish public policy priorities, and represent and serve hospitals and health systems. In concert with its member organizations, CHA is committed to establishing and maintaining a financial and regulatory environment within which hospitals can continue to provide high-quality patient care. CHA’s goal is for every Californian to have equitable access to affordable, safe, high-quality, medically necessary healthcare because CHA believes that only through high ideals and practical, progressive steps can the health status of Californians be improved. This challenge must be shared by all stakeholders, including individuals, employers, healthcare providers, payers, and the government.