Orange County (OC)

Healthcare CEO Peer Advisory Group

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


April 5, 2023

Discussion Topic:

– Fullerton Navigation & Recuperative Care Center

In January 2020, Illumination Foundation (IF) was selected by the City of Fullerton to develop and provide recuperative care services for the city. Now open, this state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in the country, created through a public-private partnership, and offers navigation services, recuperative care beds, medical and dental care, and more, all under one roof.

The Center provides 60 recuperative care beds for high utilizers of local ERs, in which clients can recover after hospital discharge and/or illness.  The facility also offers diversion assistance, crisis evaluation, housing navigation, medical and dental care, behavioral health and substance use therapy, transportation services, group and individual enrichment activities, plus accommodations for up to 20 pets, employment services, meals, laundry, security, and storage.

We’ll kick off the morning with our Members’ Discussion of “What’s New with You,” before segueing to Pooja Bhalla’s Featured Member Presentation about Illumination Foundation’s activities – now in three counties.  Before Pooja Bhalla joined Illumination Foundation in 2017, as Executive Director of Healthcare Services prior to becoming Co-CEO in 2022, she had 15+ years of health administration experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, primarily in Boston. After working with the homeless population since the beginning of her nursing career, she joined Boston Health Care Homeless Program in 1997, and in 2002, she led the efforts to establish 50+ shelter clinics throughout Boston to bring healthcare to homeless individuals. Among the innovative practice models of care Pooja launched were walk-in access for behavioral health visits and access to preventive care measures during patient encounters.

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Meeting Dates

2023: JAN 4     FEB 1     MAR 1     APR 5     MAY 3     JUN 7     JUL 5     AUG 2     SEP 6     OCT 4
     NOV 1     Dec 6 – Combined Session for the Innovations In Healthcare Awards Event

This Table meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month.
Meetings are held via Zoom with an In-Person session held quarterly.

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