Brief Update on DHS Transformation
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Author: Dr. Mitchell Katz
Publisher: L.A. County Department of Health Services (DHS)
Memorandum to the Board of Supervisors providing some recent successes in the ongoing transformation of the DHS. Harbor-UCLA and LAC+USC Medical Centers received notification that they have received a "Baby Friendly" designation by a U.S. accrediting agency sponsored by the WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Second, due to administrators' newly assigned task of of dedicating at least one half-day per week to direct patient care or clinical support services the Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) has been able to add over 70 primary care sessions per week. Finally, the recent submission of the semi-annual report on progress toward achieving milestones for the DSRIP has made evident that L.A. County will soon receive over $160 million in incentive funding. This means L.A. County is on track to receive 100% of maximum funding by the end of the year which is a critical component of DHS' operating budget.