Who Are We Now?

July 11, 2014
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Who Are We Now?

We are now into Month 2 of the transition of the MPTF primary care health centers and ancillary services to UCLA Health and everything seems to be working well.  I hope everyone experienced a relatively seamless hand-off from MPTF to UCLA, which was the principal goal of the preceding 6 months of planning.  So...

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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

June 4, 2014
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MPTF and UCLA Partner to Take Care of Our Own

I first started managing people when I was 28. I was completely unprepared and impatient – a volatile mix – until finally a well-intended colleague sat me down and said: “You are not listening, so rather than jumping to a conclusion, try to learn,...

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A Look to MPTF’s Future

April 3, 2014
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A Look to MPTF’s Future

In my first blog of 2014, I looked back on our accomplishments from the previous year.  Now I want to focus on MPTF’s exciting future. In so many ways, 2014 is the beginning of a new chapter for our organization. You can’t exist for...

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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

January 23, 2014
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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

As we roll into 2014, this is a good time to take a look back and tell you why we feel very good about how well MPTF served the...

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When You Find a Physician You Trust

December 19, 2013
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Do you remember the scene in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, when Luke Skywalker tells the Emperor, “your overconfidence is your weakness,” to which the Emperor quipped,...

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Why I’m MPTF

December 2, 2013
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Why I’m MPTF

I’m MPTF. Not literally, mind you, but deep down where it counts, where you think about friends, family, and organizations and institutions that you’re rooted to in meaningful and...

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