L.A. Care's History

L.A. Care's History


January 2016

Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County awards 8-month extension to L.A. Care’s HITEC-LA for continuing work with improving patient care quality through technology in partnership with the L.A. Regional Health Center Controlled Network.

L.A. County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis joins the L.A. Care Board of Governors.

February 2016

L.A. Care extends outreach program in the San Gabriel Valley through the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival in Monterey Park.

March 2016

L.A. Care Health Plan enrollment reaches two million members in Los Angeles County.

April 2016

L.A. Care Community Access Network (L.A. Care CAN) launches in the Antelope Valley with over 70 primary care physicians and specialists improving access to care for Medi-Cal members.

May 2016

Los Angeles Business Journal ranks L.A. Care as the top-ranked health insurer in L.A. County by enrollment and CEO John Baackes as “Insurance CEO of the Year.”

L.A. Care awards Brilliant Corners $200,000 in move-in assistance funds to help transition for 100 homeless individuals, including L.A. Care members, into stable housing.

L.A. Care Nurse Academy begins in partnership with Mount St. Mary’s University to provide nursing students with onsite care management training and to encourage them to consider a health plan career.

June 2016

Los Angeles Practice Transformation Network (LAPTN), an innovative project of L.A. Care, helps L.A. County clinicians improve care for diabetes and depression through a $15.8 million grant award over four years.

National trade association Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) welcomes L.A. Care CEO John Baackes to its Board of Directors.

July 2016

The L.A. Care Connect member portal celebrates one year of providing member access to mobile-friendly, personalized resources, including wellness programs, changing doctors, or seeing their prescription history.

August 2016

Elections held for consumer and community member posts on L.A. Care’s Board of Governors.

October 2016

Community event sponsored by L.A. Care draws hundreds to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medi-Cal and L.A. Care’s role in bringing better health to the vulnerable populations of L.A. County.

November 2016

CEO John Baackes begins serving on the governing board of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a national trade association dedicated to advancing a patient-focused health care system.