Community Health Care Executive Completes Business Management Program at UCLA

LOS ANGELES – Families and individuals who receive medical services from the Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative will be the ultimate beneficiaries of specialized management training completed by the organization’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Floersheim, one of this year’s 80 graduates of the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program. The intensive two week program, conducted at the UCLAAnderson School of Management is designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of community-based health care organization executives.

Johnson & Johnson, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and UCLAdeveloped the program in 2002 in response to the need for community-based health care organizations to be better equipped to confront the mounting challenges in our nation’s health care and the rising cost of providing medical services. Community-based health care organizations provide doctors, basic health services and care facilities to millions of people, particularly the medically underserved and those living in vulnerable communities. Since the program’s inception in 2002, more than 400 executives have graduated with enhanced management and leadership skills. 80 participants, representing organizations that serve over one million patients and clients annually at 475 sites nationwide, graduated from the two programs in 2007.
Participants are selected through a competitive application process and all expenses and materials are fully funded by the program. Eligibility is limited to organizations that are currently funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that assures the availability of quality health care to low-income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable and special needs populations and meets their unique health care needs. HRSA-funded health care organizations provide comprehensive primary and preventive medical care to more than 9 million patients and clients each year at more than 3,000 sites nationwide.”The UCLA Anderson School of Management is delighted to partner with Johnson & Johnson and the Health Resources Services Administration to bring needed management training to community-based health care organizations in order to ensure the viability of our country’s community health care providers,” said Victor Tabbush, faculty director at UCLA for the Health Care Executive Program.
The UCLA Anderson School is recognized as one of America’s premier graduate business schools. Its preeminent position is based on internationally acclaimed research, an innovative and distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright, highly motivated students chosen from one of the largest and finest applicant pools in the nation.

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 121,000 men and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world.

For more information about the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program, including future program dates and application information, visit

 http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/healthcare.xml

Source: UCLA Anderson School of Management Press Release