January 8, 2020

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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Jennifer TyDolores Gomez is CEO of Mission Hospice and Home Care, which has provided thousands of patients and their families with physical, emotional, and spiritual support throughout the journey from a life-threatening diagnosis through death and bereavement. Most of Mission’s patients receive care in their own homes, but Mission also cares for people in assisted living, board and care, SNFs, and elsewhere, and its hospice house offers a peaceful, homelike option for those at the very end of life whose symptoms cannot be managed at home. The Joint Commission awarded the company its Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation, as well as Community-Based Palliative Care Certification. In 2019, Mission, together with Hospice of Santa Cruz County and The Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego, formed the California Hospice Network (CHN) – a strategic partnership committed to sustaining local, nonprofit, community-based hospice care throughout California. While remaining independent, Mission will work together with CHN member partners to share best practices, maximize operational economies and efficiencies, and ensure long-term viability within a changing healthcare environment. Prior to becoming CEO of Mission in October 2019, Dolores was Director of Quality and an RN Consultant at Stanford Health Care/ University Healthcare Alliance; Chief Clinical Officer at Vibra Healthcare; and COO of Sutter Mills Peninsula Medical Center. Dolores has joined the San Francisco Round Table.

Kathryne McGowanKathryne McGowan is CEO at Reta Trust, a non-profit employer trust that has provided affordable, quality healthcare for employees and members of Catholic organizations nationwide for 40+ years. The Reta Trust currently serves nearly 60 Roman Catholic dioceses, archdioceses, religious communities, and other institutions across the U.S. These Trustors help coordinate delivery of services to their member organizations. All Reta healthcare plans are designed to comply with the Ethical and Religious Directives of the Catholic Church. Individual member organizations elect a Board of Trustees that governs all aspects of Reta’s policies, operations and budget for the self-funded Trust. Through prudent management and leadership, Reta has consistently provided a fully funded plan status. Beyond that, Reta Trust has been able to return nearly $100 million in premium credits to its member organizations since 2006. Prior to taking the helm of Reta Trust in October 2019, Kathryne was CEO of Premier/ Golden State Health Plans and Coast Healthcare Management, LLC, part of Tenet Healthcare; Senior VP/ Executive Director of Population Health and Aspirus Network Inc.; and held executive roles at WEA Trust, Physicians Plus Insurance Corp., Innovative Resource Group, and Health Ventures Inc. Kathryne has also joined the San Francisco Round Table.

Mimi Grant’s Blog:

An Ode to Next Week’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

‘Twas the 13th of January, when all through the City
Not a room could be found for the usual kitty.
Luring VCs, and PEs, and I-Bankers, too
JP Morgan’s Health Conf’rence is quite the to-do.

Armani and Gucci’s the dress code for four days,
Plus, red ties and pinstripes give attendees away.
While the Event’s hub at the Westin is found,
Receptions and meetings take place all around.

Non-profits and for-profits all make their play:
“No margin, no missions” the phrase of the day.
With $3.6 Trillion at stake in health’s game
No wonder for thousands, San Francisco’s their aim.

So on Uber, on Lyft, and a few Yellow Cabs
And trollies and Munis, and walking – so fab
In a town known for Tech and Unicorns rare:
Herald Healthcare’s 38th Annual financial affair!


          • 1/08 – San Francisco Round Table
          • 1/14 – Silicon Valley Round Table
          • 1/16 – East Bay/Oakland Round Table
          • 1/17 – Los Angeles Round Table
          • 1/22 – Orange County Round Table

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