This week, for its 50th anniversary, let us celebrate Medicaid –
and how a great vision, powered by enduring partnerships, across
political divides and from national to local levels, can deliver
on the promise of quality health care access.
Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) continues to be an example of
government service at its best.
FAIRFIELD, Calif. – For the first time in over 20 years,
Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) has a new CEO. On
Wednesday, July 1, Elizabeth Gibboney took over the reins as CEO
of the 530,000 member Northern California Medi-Cal managed care
“Mr. Horn’s vision for how health care should be delivered was
unprecedented,” said new CEO Elizabeth Gibboney. “He was the
first employee of PHC and his contributions in making all 14
counties in our service area healthier is unparalleled.”
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Jennifer Vargas’ path toward becoming a
doctor took her from UCLA to Guadalajara before it ultimately led
back home, to California’s vast Inland Empire east of Los
When the Chino Hills, Calif. native graduated from medical school
in Mexico, her first choice for residency training was Riverside
County’s public medical center, which serves among the fastest
growing and most medically deprived parts of California.
Sacramento CA, May 8, 2015 – The Local Health Plans of California
(LHPC) are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief
Executive Officer for the association. Brianna Lierman will
become CEO of LHPC on May 18, 2015.
Campbell, CA – May 6, 2015 – The Governing Board of Santa Clara
Family Health Plan (SCFHP) unanimously voted to appoint Christine
Tomcala to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Jonathan
Tamayo to the position of Chief Information Officer.
The Alameda Alliance for Health (Alameda Alliance) has announced
the selection of Scott Coffin as the new Chief Executive Officer,
effective May 7, 2015. In this role Coffin will be responsible
for overseeing the entire operation of the Alameda Alliance.
“I’m looking forward to improving access to quality healthcare
for Alameda County residents, and to expanding the
community-focused mission of the Alameda Alliance,” said Scott
CAMARILLO, Calif., April 27, 2015 — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP)
today announced the hiring of Dale Villani as its new chief
executive officer (CEO). Mr. Villani is a health care executive
with more than 34 years of experience in operations management.
Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) announces a new health
plan option for Santa Clara County low-income seniors and people
with disabilities who have both Medicare and Medi-Cal. On January
1, SCFHP welcomed more than 5,500 new members to its Cal
MediConnect Plan. This important program coordinates long-term
services and supports with Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits to
ensure members with complex medical needs receive proper care in
the right setting and support to remain in the community.
Thirty-two clinical leaders have been chosen to participate in
the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) Health Care
Leadership Program, which provides the leadership skills
necessary to meet the challenges facing our state’s health care
system, the foundation announced today.
The leadership program is a part-time fellowship that offers
clinically trained health care professionals hands-on
opportunities to learn the decision making, strategic planning,
and executive skills they need to excel as leaders.
L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated
health plan, is proud to announce the results of the annual
Medicare Star Ratings, which indicate that L.A. Care’s Medicare
Part D Star Rating has improved for 2015. With this new rating,
L.A. Care will begin accepting passive enrollment into the Cal
MediConnect program starting January 2015.