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.

My Leadership Philosophy

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP

While aggressive strongmen leaders seem to be making a comeback on the world stage, there are alternative approaches to leadership including the one I embody.

After nearly two decades of teaching, mentoring and managing, my leadership style and philosophy have evolved. I now know that leadership can be defined and practiced in many ways. Below are seven tenets about leadership that are true to me and the organization I lead, Healthforce Center at UCSF.

The Importance of Why

by Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP

In 2017, health care organizations face great uncertainty about funding for health care and the ability to sustain coverage and access for large numbers of people.

Making it Through the Wilderness with Leadership Training

By Maile Richardson

“Wandering around in the wilderness.” That’s how Teresa Simms, regional director of operations at North County Health Services, described her early experiences as a health care leader before she joined Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI) Emerging Leaders, a leadership training in healthcare program.

Since its launch in 2008, CLI has driven efforts to cultivate the leadership pipeline in California’s community health centers.

Health Care Leadership Program Spurs Transformation in Physician

Healthforce Center’s leadership development programs help leaders navigate change – and improve patient outcomes – through a process of individual transformation.

Stanford University Professor Alan Glaseroff, MD, alum of one of our first leadership development cohorts, experienced that transformation during the California Health Care Foundation Health Care (CHCF) Leadership Program:

Executive Leadership Program Announces New Cohort

We're proud to introduce future health care leaders of America, the 6th cohort of the Clinic Leadership Institute's (CLI) New Executive Transitions program (nEXt). Recognized for their commitment to California's underserved and readiness to embark upon a path that will enhance their leadership capacity, six executive leaders from safety net organizations across the state have been selected to participate in nEXt.

Healthcare Leaders and Activism: A Conversation with Perri Morgan of Duke

Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C, is professor and the director of research in the Physician Assistant Division in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She is a practicing PA, specializing in hypertension, and an educator of PAs at Duke. In 2013 she, along with about 900 others, were arrested for protesting at the North Carolina state capitol where they advocated for Medicaid expansion in the state.  We recently sat down with Perri to talk about the role of health professionals in political life.

What inspires you to protest?

Community Clinic Initiative Teaches Life-long Lessons

Leticia Lozano, LVN, the Health Center Manager at the Achievable Foundation, completed Cedars-Sinai Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading Program in November.

This intensive year-long leadership development program, funded by a generous grant from Cedars-Sinai, has helped participants like Lozano guide their organizations through a challenging new healthcare landscape. Twenty-seven early-career managers were selected for the training to help strengthen the safety net in Los Angeles.