Creating a Path for Transformation

On Sept. 27, 2012, we convened members of our Sacramento Region Health Care Partnership and other health care stakeholders to celebrate the release of a market analysis of the region's primary care safety net and a regional strategic plan to rethink, revitalize and reform the region's health care system.

Guest speakers included Congresswoman Doris Matsui; Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet Hewitt; Dr. Carmen Nevarez, Vice President of External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor at the Public Health Institute; and Dr. Kenneth Kizer, Director of the UC Davis Health System's Institute for Population Health Improvement.

The convening also included a panel discussion with regional health care leaders Robin Affrime, MPH, CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers; James Ellsworth, Interim Executive Director of Capitol Health Network; Ron Groepper, Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan in Sacramento; Robert Kamrath, Executive Director of CARES (Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services); Carrie Owen Plietz, CEO of Sutter Medical Center; Dr. Claire Pomeroy, CEO of UC Davis Health System, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of UC Davis School of Medicine; and Kevin Vaziri, President of Woodland Healthcare.

Videos of the event by chapter: