Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

December 10, 2014
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Volunteers Shape Our Story: MPTF Celebrates the advocates who take care of our own

For many years, volunteerism has been an essential part of the MPTF story; essential, but unspoken. Our on-campus Volunteer Guild members put in 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually and we were certain to thank them – but not to celebrate them, or at least not to celebrate them enough. And the same is...

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Reflecting on Our Core Values

October 13, 2014
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Reflecting on Our Core Values

This time of year in the Jewish faith is a time of reflection.  The new year (in the Jewish calendar) is coming in and as Jews  are given a period of time to take a look at our lives, to assess whether the promises we made in the past year were kept, whether we...

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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

September 5, 2014
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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

It used to be that on a fairly regular basis I got a statement from Social Security showing what my monthly check would look like at age 65.  I don’t remember seeing one recently.  Do you know how much you’ll be collecting when you retire?  In a recent report from the Federal Reserve (trust...

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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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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, try to understand.” I took that to heart and have...

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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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