SACRAMENTO: California Medical Association to Move
The California Medical Association (CMA) will relocate its headquarters next year from San Francisco to Sacramento, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. In an effort to "consolidate its operations in a cheaper location," the trade association plans to purchase a 40,000-square-foot building in the state's capital. Located at 1201 J Street, the new home will cost between $2.5 million and $3 million, and the CMA will likely spend another $2.5 million to $3 million for renovations and to add a "top-of-the-line conference center to serve as a gathering place" for the group's 34,000 doctors and other health care executives. A "big player" among trade associations, the CMA maintains an annual budget of $55 million and employs over 400 people statewide. Several CMA divisions, including the Institute for Medical Quality and MEDePass.com, likely will remain in San Francisco (Robertson, 11/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.