Orange County (OC)

Healthcare CEO Peer Advisory Group

1st Wednesday of the month from | 8:45 am – Noon | Costa Mesa, CA


November 3, 2021

Opening Discussion Topic:

From ER & Street2Home

For 1.5 million YouTube viewers, a GoPro video, shot as Jay Mendoza biked along the Santa Ana River trail, was an introduction to just how bad “the homeless problem” was in Orange County. A decade before, Paul Leon, a Public Health Nurse, decided to do something about the problem and founded the Illumination Foundation to bring recuperative care, healthcare, emergency – and, ultimately, permanent housing to OC’s homeless.

Since founding Illumination Foundation, they’ve provided over a million safe shelter nights. And, for each homeless person Paul and his team have housed, the taxpayers have saved $1242 per member per month in healthcare costs alone. Little wonder Paul won AARP’s 2019 Purpose Prize.

After hearing from Paul, “what happened to the hundreds of people living on the Santa Ana River trail?,” and about the other programs that are being provided to care for the homeless’ physical and mental health, and to treat their substance use issues, Paul will not only share how Orange County has addressed these issues, but how The OC’s approach differs from that in, for example, LA and the Bay Area.

Following the Break, we’ll also look to hear “What’s Up?” in your healthcare world.

Paul Leon is the CEO and President of Illumination Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) he founded in 2008, which provides targeted, interdisciplinary services for the County’s most vulnerable homeless adults and children, thereby disrupting the cycle of homelessness. Paul also pioneered IF’s Recuperative Care Program, now the country’s largest program, to manage the discharge of homeless patients from hospitals.

Orange County Healthcare CEO Group
Orange County Zoom Table

Meeting Dates

Nov 3   Dec 1 (Combined with LA)

This Table meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month (with the exception of some holidays) – via Zoom and sometimes with an In-Person option.

Past Meetings Topics:

Using Co-branding to Leverage Your Brand

Lessons from Your Long And Winding Roads

AI Innovation in Healthcare

The Bold New World of Tele-everything!

Where There's an Ill, There's a Way - COVID-19-Inspired Entrepreneurism

Getting Ready to Go Back to Work

Best Practices for Leading Through Trauma …that becomes the New Normal

Upping Your Game as an Absentee Leader

Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself

Best Practices for Dealing with Payment Reform

Closing "the Sale" After the Contract's Signed

Insights from the JP Morgan Conference - and Your Top Business Goals for 2020

Lessons Learned in Product/Service Line Extension in Healthcare

How You've Achieved Your Company's Top Growth Initiatives

ABL Networking Brainstorming Opportunities