Fall Policy Assembly

America’s Essential Hospitals’ Fall Policy Assembly too place Oct. 19 and 20. During the event, participants gained an in-depth understanding of the current political landscape for health care in presentations by America’s Essential Hospitals staff experts, member hospital leaders, and nationally known keynote speakers.

Registered attendees can access the virtual platform for three months after the event.

What to Expect

Like our other virtual events this year — VITAL2021 and Medicaid Summit — Policy Assembly programming occured online and replicated content from our in-person program.


Who Should Attended

Hospital CEOs and other executive staff, government relations professionals, board members, and front-line caregivers who shared how essential hospitals break down barriers to care.



Attendees heard from former Congressman Joseph Kennedy III on his insights on the path forward for infrastructure legislation and important health policy decisions facing Congress.

Keynote Speaker

Joseph Kennedy III

U.S. House of Representatives, 2013–2021

Federal Action Network

Calling all essential hospital advocates!  Sign up now to join the America’s Essential Hospitals Federal Action Network (FAN). Membership is free! FAN members receive special benefits, including the opportunity to help shape essential hospital legislative priorities on Capitol Hill and access to exclusive advocacy and education resources.



Fall Policy Assembly featured member hospital leaders and staff experts from America’s Essential Hospitals.

Opening Remarks

Steve Purves

President and CEO, Valleywise Health
Board Chair, America’s Essential Hospitals

Welcome Remarks

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH

President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals

State of Capitol Hill Update

Erin O’Malley

Senior Director of Policy
America’s Essential Hospitals

State of Capitol Hill Update

Carlos Jackson

Vice President of Legislative Affairs
America’s Essential Hospitals



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