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    Continuing Our Journey to Excellence

    As part of our efforts to incorporate the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel that was created to help plot the future of health care delivery in San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center has announced key organizational changes for the St. Luke’s campus.

    Steve Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., will assume the newly created role of Vice President-Chief Administrative Officer and Associate Vice President- Medical Affairs. He will have full responsibility for all operations, as well as medical affairs. In addition, he will work with senior California Pacific executives in the ongoing process of integrating medical staff activities across all campuses.

    President and CEO of California Pacific Martin Brotman, M.D., notes: “Dr. Lockhart has served our mission with integrity, dedication and skill for 18 years. We enthusiastically look forward to the same high level of accomplishments in his new assignments.”

    Lockhart worked closely with the Blue Ribbon Panel in developing its recommendations. “Much of the focus on the panel’s recommendations involves rebuilding the hospital, but I believe what is really needed is an integrated health care delivery system that includes not only the hospital, but also more outreach to the community,” he says.

    “We are working toward a vibrant future for St. Luke’s, transforming health care for a large number of San Franciscans,” he adds. “St. Luke’s will be known as a provider of the highest quality community-based care, particularly focused on the care of seniors, maternity patients and families. This community-based care program will be supported by California Pacific’s overall plan to integrate services across all our facilities throughout the city.”

    Judy Li, DrPH, who has served as St Luke’s Chief Administrative Officer for the past two years, will take on the role of Vice President of Health System Innovation and Community Benefit. In this position, she will develop an integrated public/private healthcare delivery system, working to achieve California Pacific’s aspirations to provide world-class quality and safety in patient care. She also will develop strategies in the areas of public policy, community benefit programs and community-based ambulatory services.

    “Our efforts to rebuild the health care delivery system South of Market will focus on affordable access to quality care, with an emphasis on prevention, education and primary care,” Li says. “Bringing the resources of California Pacific into this process, we plan to launch a new Center for Health Innovation that will explore partnerships with schools and public health agencies to conduct research and launch pilot programs for new ways of delivering health care services.”