Hospital medical staffs across state donate to political education fund

December 08, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Hospital Medical Staff Issues Advocacy 

With the initiative threat to obliterate the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) now qualified for the November 2022 ballot, hospital medical staffs across California have begun to donate to the California Medical Association’s (CMA) Political Education Fund, which funds physician outreach efforts among CMA’s membership. This non-profit fund, differentiated from the normal political donations CALPAC receives, is critical to CMA’s work over the next two years to preserve MICRA and protect patient safety.

Hospital medical staffs were critical to the success of CMA’s efforts to protect MICRA in 2014, donating over $3 million. The CMA Political Action Committee (CALPAC) Board would like to thank the following hospital medical staffs and physician fundraising leaders for their financial support in 2020.

Barstow Community Hospital

Mohan Mallam, MD, FACP

Chapman Global Medical Center

John Luster, MD, MPH

Madera Community Hospital

Ranjit Rajpal, MD, FACP

Palomar Medical Center

Jim Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Paradise Valley Hospital

Vimal Nanavati, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Saint Agnes Medical Center

Ranjit Rajpal, MD, FACP

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital

Bakhtiar Ahmad, MD

Sharp Coronado Hospital

Sergio Flores, MD

Sharp Memorial and Sharp Mesa Vista 

Sergio Flores, MD

Saint Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley 

Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP

Stanford ValleyCare Hospital, Pleasanton 

Jonathan Savell, MD, MPA

Sutter Delta Medical Center

Thomas Sugarman, MD

Sutter Solano Medical Center

K. Michael Conroy, MD, and Sean Hennessey, MD

Victor Valley Global Medical Center 

Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP

CMA physician leaders and staff will be reaching out soon to hospital medical staffs to ask for their crucial financial support over the next two years. For more information about the Political Education Fund or to help coordinate a contribution from your medical staff, please contact Nathan Skadsen at nskadsen@cmadocs.org.


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