October 7, 2019

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

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Mimi Grant’s Vlog:  Primary Care Centers Are Popping Up Near You

xWith 9,600 CVS Health locations and 1,500 HealthHUBs on the way, the neighborhood pharmacy – that used to sell cigarettes – has become one of the most innovative healthcare companies in America — Find out how! . . . CLICK HERE TO WATCH MIMI GRANT’S 4:52-MINUTE VLOG


          • 10/08 – Silicon Valley Round Table
          • 10/09 – San Francisco Round Table
          • 10/10 – East Bay/Oakland Round Table
          • 10/18 – Los Angeles Round Table
          • 11/06 – Orange County Round Table


        • 12/04HOLD THE DATE! Combined Orange County-Los Angeles Session
        • 12/11HOLD THE DATE! Combined Bay Area Session


Ken GrahamKen Graham is CEO of MayView Community Health Center, a FQHC provider with sites in Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. In his career, Ken has served as CEO of hospitals and as a board member or advisor to dozens of healthcare organizations. Recently, Ken was the Queen’s Health Systems (QHS) System Integration Advisor at North Hawaii Community Hospital, following his role as inaugural Interim President and then President of the hospital. He also advised QHS’s senior leadership on their efforts to acquire, redesign, and re-activate a shuttered hospital that then became the successful Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu. Ken previously was President and CEO of El Camino Hospital, in Mountain View; CEO of Overlake Hospital Medical Center, in Bellevue, WA; and held various executive positions with Daughters of Charity Health System – West, Grossmont District Hospital, and Long Beach Community Hospital. In 2010, Ken was appointed by California Governor Schwarzenegger to serve on the California Healthcare Policy and Data Commission. Ken has rejoined the Silicon Valley Round Table.

Art HoffmanArt Hoffman is Founder and CEO of Vital Link Medical Alert Systems, a leader in the medical alert systems industry since 1981, providing high-quality products and services for seniors and persons with disabilities. The company’s purpose is to help its clients live securely while maintaining their independence and peace of mind. To use Vital Link’s medical alert system, the client wears a help button around their neck or wrist and presses it when needed. The system then connects with Vital Link’s monitoring center, available 24/7/365, and its EMD-certified operators communicate with the client over the built-in speaker. The client can tell the operator what kind of help they need and whom they would like Vital Link to call. And if the client does not respond, Vital Link will still send help, and follow up to make sure it arrives. In addition to providing products and services that mitigate risks from falling, Vital Link has been very involved in fall-prevention education throughout the community. Art is President Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, where he has volunteered since 2007. He was a founding Board Member of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association. Art is also currently on the Planning Committee and Treasurer for SHARE Social and Health Resource Exchange, since 1997. Art has joined the East Bay Round Table.

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