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Historic Martin Luther King. Jr Community Hospital Partnership Last week was a blend of a groundbreaking partnership as we rekindled old ones. As you’ve heard, LACMA entered into a 5-year agreement with Martin Luther King. Jr Community Hospital’s new medical foundation model. Nine young physicians have joined MLK, and those …

Healthcare and Homelessness in California Plenty to share in spite of the season. Dr. Sion Roy, LACMA’s new president, hit the ground running with several meetings with key legislators to talk about healthcare in California and specifically Los Angeles County. From a positive discussion with state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon including …

As part of the LACMA Preferred Partner Program, the Los Angeles County Medical Association has teamed up with United Networks of America and the California Rx program to provide FREE discount prescription drug cards for your patients, employees and friends and family. The LACMA Rx Discount Program is available to …

The Los Angeles Healthcare Awards took place last Wednesday on November 1st, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire. Every year, the Healthcare Awards aims to recognize individuals and institutions for their exemplary contributions to providing and improving access to quality healthcare in Los Angeles County. As LACMA continues to support its members …

We are working with the LA County Department of Health Services on a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Project.  We have been given a grant to help with the recruitment and training of 200 physician volunteers from LA County.  This project is aimed at improving the county’s public health and medical preparedness …
physician burnout

In continuing to look at physician burnout and ways to combat the problem, here’s a recent article from Harvard Business Review that takes a look at some strategies Southern California Permanente Medical Group is using to support their physicians. Physician burnout is a growing problem for all health care systems …
solo and private practice

A new study on solo and private practice as reported by Modern Healthcare– The decline in solo and small practices has been making the news for a while. A new study shows that for the first time ever, less than half of doctors have ownership in their practice. “Only 47.1% of physicians …

The L.A. County Medical Association is proud to announce our upcoming “Walk with a Doc” event under the leadership of Dr. David Ghozland in District 5 on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  We encourage all physicians, hospitals, groups, and patients to join this community- wide event in Santa Monica sponsored by …

Most of us readily understand the benefits of having a mentor on the path to becoming a physician. But what is the value to the doctor who becomes a mentor? Is it helpful to dish up one more responsibility to an already full plate? At LACMA, we asked ourselves these questions recently. …
MACRA & Physician Burnout

District 5 is offering a program on February 22rd that will address two of the hottest topics for healthcare professionals – MACRA and physician burnout. Why Should You Attend? Studies estimate that nearly half of physicians are dealing with high levels of stress and burnout. Anticipation about the additional work …