Health Care Committee
Director of Government Relations, CA - Providence St. Joseph Health
Michael Tou is Director of Government Relations for Providence St. Joseph Health in California. Michael directs legislative and regulatory advocacy for PSJH across the state, which includes 18 hospitals, medical foundations, a health plan and numerous affiliates. He works with system leaders and clinical experts in analyzing the impact of policy proposals, leading related advocacy, and furthering strategic partnerships.
Before joining Providence, Michael served for nearly twelve years as the chief policy advisor to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, specializing in environmental, healthcare and transportation policy issues. Michael also served as an aide to a former speaker of the California State Assembly and in the White House under the Clinton administration. A native of Los Angeles, Michael earned his Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.