No. 56 C. Duane Dauner
Duane Dauner and his California Hospital Association have a lot going on this year. They are taking a lead role in supporting Proposition 52, which requires that the money generated by certain fees levied on hospitals – and federal matching funds — go to hospital care for Medi-Cal patients, including the elderly and disabled. The idea is to block the money from being diverted to the General Fund, which has happened in the past. Dauner is something of a legend in Sacramento. He has been the president and CEO of the CHA, which represents nearly 400 California hospitals and health systems, for more than 30 years. He served in the Kansas Hospital Association in the 1960s, then headed the Missouri Hospital Association as president and CEO beginning in 1975. This guy really knows hospitals.
Updated Aug. 9, 2016