32 Clinicians Selected for Next Round of CHCF Leadership Program

By Dr. Michelle Schneidermann, director of CHCF’s People-Centered Care Team

Thirty-two fellows have been selected for the next round of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, which helps clinicians develop and disseminate techniques to improve the operations of California’s safety-net institutions and the state’s overall health care system.

Health Care’s Problems Too Big to Handle Alone

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, Director of Healthforce Center

The challenges facing health care are too big for individuals or individual organizations to handle alone. Solving these problems requires collaboration among payors, plans, foundations, educational institutions, and health care systems in both the safety net and commercial sectors. It requires health care leaders to see themselves as change agents working together toward similar goals.

Healthforce Alum Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD is an emergency department physician who's on a mission to ensure that health care providers reflect the racial and gender diversity of the patients they serve.

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Announces New Class of Fellows (2018–2020)

Thirty-two clinical leaders have been selected to participate in the California Health Care Foundation’s Health Care Leadership Program to expand their management skills and meet the challenges facing our state’s health care system.

The leadership program is a part-time fellowship that offers clinically trained health care professionals hands-on opportunities to develop the decisionmaking, strategic planning, and executive skills they need to excel as multifaceted leaders.

At the Center of San Francisco's Safety Net, the CEO Leans In

Photo: Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, the CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, presides over one of California’s most important safety-net institutions. Photo by: Josh Edelson

Story source: California Health Care Foundation

By Tracy Seipel, Freelance Writer

San Joaquin Health Plan CEO Built the Plane as She Was Flying It

Photo: Health Plan of San Joaquin CEO Amy Shin, right, meets with Chief Information Officer Cheron Vail. Photo: Craig Sanders.

Story source: California Health Care Foundation

By Tracy Seipel, Freelance Writer

Leadership Alum's Project Continues to Bear Fruit (and Vegetables)

As a fellow in the  CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, Dr. Wei An Lee, an endocrinologist at Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, developed a medical innovation incubator that aimed to reduce the fragmented care so commonly received by patients with chronic disease. His project contributed to the establishment of a weekly farmers market featured in the video below.

The farmers market is open to staff, patients and the community at large.

Slow But Steady: The Growing Numbers of Men Who Choose Nursing

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program fellow Sergio Camarillo, MBA, MS, RN, decided he wanted to be a physical therapist after he learned about the profession at a career day in high school. While taking prerequisite courses for physical therapy in college, he became friends with a man who planned a career in a different health care field: Nursing.

“At the time, that struck me as odd because I saw nursing as a predominately female profession,” Camarillo said.

CHCF Fellow Speeds Change with Medical Incubator in Los Angeles

Story source: California Health Care Foundation

By Lisa Zamosky, Health Care Journalist

Dr. Andy Lee knew there was a better way to treat diabetes patients. His new model of care was already succeeding at LAC+USC Medical Center, where he serves as medical director for specialty services. What the doctor didn't know was how much resistance he would face when trying to expand the model to the rest of the county.

CHCF Leadership Program Is Accepting Apps

Are you a health leader who wants leadership training in California?

Time is running out to apply for the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program. Applications are due June 30, 2017.