J&J/UCLA HCEP NEWS
In this issue...
|Greetings from Victor Tabbush|
|2005 Johnson & Johnson CHIP Award|
|2004 CHIP Award Winners||Alumni Updates|
Outstanding CHIPs Receive Awards at 2004 Graduations
Due to the high quality of entries for the CHIP Awards, two awards were presented in 2004. The winners were 2002 alumnae B.J. Scott, President and CEO of Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado and 2003 alumnus Pete Leibig, President and CEO of Clinica Campesina Family Health Services in Lafayette, Colorado. These awards were presented during the graduation ceremonies of the 2004 classes.
B.J. Scott recounted in her CHIP Award application that the timing of the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program was perfect for the future of her organization. Financial difficulties encountered in the organization were overcome by implementation of her CHIP. Her CHIP strategies included the following:
B.J. stated that, “out of financial stress and its related challenges grew a renewed commitment from staff and the community-at-large to support PVCHC and partner in its health."
Pete Leibig’s winning CHIP details how his clinic went from losing over $50,000 per month to become a self sustaining organization living up to its mission to “increase the number of underserved individuals served while maintaining the quality of care.” How did Pete accomplish this? He realized that all staff involvement was essential and created six “Key Success Factors”, which became the foundation of the strategic plan. These incorporated a bonus plan for all staff who met the desired objectives.
Pete’s CHIP strategies included the following:
Congratulations to these outstanding alumni on their awards. If you would like a copy of these winning CHIPs, please email Dana Lande at email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce that there will be two sessions in 2005. The dates are June 20 - July 1 and July 24 - August 5, 2005. The deadline for applications was March 25th - we received 106! We are now in the process of reviewing applications and look forward to welcoming the two new classes.
Please remember that all HCEP alumni have access to the program list-serve where you may share information with and/or ask questions of your colleagues. To write to the list-serve, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed O'Neil, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Dental Public Health at the University of California, San Francisco, talks about the impending nursing shortage that Americans are currently facing. <full story>
Jamaica, NY: Sharon Rumley, RN, MPH, was accepted into the doctoral program for Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University for Fall 2005!
Tempe, AZ: Gail Petersen, MS, RN, ASU College of Nursing, would like to share the following experience with you: "The Red Carpet", a Unique Marketing Opportunity, as well as extend an invitation to join her in Phoenix, AZ on May 6, 2005, at "Art for Health!"
CLASS OF 2003
Bethesda, MD: Jean Hochron- Jean was recently in town for business and stayed at the UCLA Guest House, which made her very nostalgic for her classmates. She hopes to see many of you at the BPHC All Grantees meeting in Washington, DC, June 21 - 24, 2005.
CLASS OF 2004
New Brunswick, NJ: Rosemary McAndrew - "I have accepted a promotion within the UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I am the new Director of Practice Management Services at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). In this position I will serve as the key administrative contact for the delivery systems of the professional oncology service that includes inpatient and outpatient services, as well as Partner and Affiliate Hospital sites staffed by CINJ faculty."
Lafayette, CO: Cory Sevin - "I left Clinica Campesina in November 2004, and am now working with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement on the Health Disparities Collaboratives and other projects."
Patillas, Puerto Rico: Mildred Morel Ortiz - Congratulations to Mildred, of Centro de Servicios Primarios de Salud, for receiving the "Distinguished Woman of the Year Award!"
New York, NY: Maija Neville - Maija received the New York State Department of Health Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding contributions in the HIV/AIDS arena on December 2, 2004.
Philadelphia, PA : Judy Dawson-Jones - "I accepted a new position with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as the Director of Nursing for the Ambulatory network in the tri state." She would like to thank the J&J program for making this possible.
Jersey City, NJ: Marilyn Cintron - "This year my Chief Executive Officer retired and the Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint me in her position. I feel this was a direct benefit from attending this program as they knew I was trained in overall health care management."
Cincinnati, OH: Wendell Walker - "I have been appointed Vice Chair of the steering committee of the Local Success by 6 Initiative, whose goal is to assure that all children are healthy, safe and ready to learn by the time they enter Kindergarten. Also, I have been appointed to the local charter board, whose goal is the promotion and support of good government at the local city level. The West End Health Center received a $55,000 grant to complete an organizational assessment and board