Posts Tagged ‘ MPTF ’

Well-being Begins with You

September 17, 2015
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Well-being Begins with You

Population health management has become one of the buzzwords of 2015.  For healthcare systems, the discussion about population health management usually centers on better care coordination –making certain across the care continuum that unnecessary tests and treatments are limited and that costly hospital re-admissions are kept in check.  I think those are great goals...

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Finding a Purpose in Life

May 14, 2015
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Finding a Purpose in Life

It’s in the air!  (Or maybe it’s just suddenly on my radar!) Within the past 6 months or so, I’ve come across and read a half-dozen books centered on “life at the end of life” – the decisions we make, the goals we set, the values we cling to, the relationships we mend, and...

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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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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 93 years without going through moments of significant evolution, and...

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Honoring the “Wisdom of the Ages”

May 15, 2013
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Larry Minnix, CEO of LeadingAge, a not-for-profit aging services organization, reminded me in an email last week that May is Older Americans month. Before you say “Geez, they’ve got a month for everything now!” let me say “no disagreement here,” but that doesn’t mean that we can’t or shouldn’t create a special moment out...

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New Year, New Opportunities

January 10, 2013
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Here we go again! A new year, new opportunities and new challenges. But before I go into that, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for contributing to a wonderful 2012 for MPTF. I’m not going to stick my neck out by including individual thank-you’s because I will surely miss...

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The Heroism of Volunteering

December 18, 2012
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The common thread running through every MPTF volunteer group I ever meet up with is “don’t thank us, we should thank you, because we get so much more out of volunteering than you can ever appreciate.” And so it was a week ago last Sunday when I saw down for a really enjoyable breakfast...

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Behind Every Volunteer There is a Story

June 28, 2012
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Last year I was so inspired by our annual Volunteers Guild brunch that I made it the centerpiece of one of my blogs.  Some things never change!  On Saturday, June 9th, we saluted over 100 Volunteer Guild members and their friends and families on our Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, and once again I...

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Remembering Nolan Miller

June 8, 2012
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Renowned costume designer Nolan Miller passed away on Wednesday at the age of 79. Miller died of lung cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund hospital. He had been living at the MPTF retirement community for two years. With a career that spanned more than four decades and a list of actresses he has...

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21 million steps and counting!

May 22, 2012
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MPTF employees recently took on the national trend towards obesity and began to turn it around – at least in our own little world.  Last year, we decided to put a lot more effort into our employees’ health and wellness and launched an MPTF Wellness program, led by program manager Tamara Walker.  Since then,...

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