Posts Tagged ‘ Bob Beitcher ’

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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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 industry and fulfilled our goal of “taking care of our own” in 2013. We are very proud of the level of community engagement and support...

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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 profound ways. That’s where MPTF is for me. And not because it’s my employer. It was there for me before then, when I was a...

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MPTF’s “True North”: An “Ah Ha!” moment by Bob Beitcher

November 7, 2013
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I frequently hear about organizations trying to find their “true north” and wondered what it really meant.  A few weeks ago, I had my “Ah Ha!” moment about MPTF. The true north?  Well, in the last 6 months now, MPTF has held a Healthcare Summit (Exploring Opportunities in the Changing Environment) and a Women’s...

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Important Health Care News

October 9, 2013
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For over a year now, the MPTF Board and the Leadership Team have been discussing how we can continue to provide the highest quality of health care to our industry members in light of the many challenges we will be confronted with in the post-Affordable Care Act world. The entire structure of the health...

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Strike Averted As MPTF and SEIU-UHW Announce 60-Day Cooling Off Period

March 15, 2013
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This afternoon, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) and the union representing certain of its employees, SEIU-UHW, jointly announced a 60-day cooling-off period during which time the two organizations will continue to negotiate in good faith toward a collective bargaining agreement. The announcement was made by Bob Beitcher, MPTF CEO, and Dave Regan, President...

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