About DHS

about dhs

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 19 health centers and four hospitals -- and expanded network of community partner clinics -- DHS annually cares for 670,000 unique patients, employs 19,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $4 billion.

DHS provides health services to youth in the juvenile justice system and specialized medical services to children in foster care. Through academic affiliations with the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their graduate medical education.

DHS community health initiatives include Housing for Health, a program to build 10,000 supportive housing units for chronically homeless individuals, and Mama’s Neighborhood, a program to reduce preterm births for at-risk moms. Through these and other patient-centered programs and services, DHS strives to improve quality of life for County residents.

Mission

Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

 

Annual Reports

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011
 

Leadership

DHS is led by a talented and experienced executive team that is committed to sustaining a high performing health care system that is responsive to the needs of County residents.
 

Mitchell H. Katz
 
Mitchell H. Katz, M.D
Director

 
Hal Yee
 

Hal F. Yee, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer

 

Alexander Li
 

Alexander Li, M.D.
Deputy Director, Care Transitions

 

Nina Park
 
Nina J. Park, M.D.
Director,  Ambulatory Care Network
 
Mark Ghaly
 
Mark Ghaly, M.D.
Director,  Community Health & Integrated Programs

 
Anish Mahajan
 
Anish Mahajan, M.D.
Director,  System Planning

 
Tangerine Brigham
 
Tangerine Brigham
Director, Office of Managed Care

 
Arun Patel
 
Arun Patel, M.D., JD, MBE
Director , Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management

 
Gerardo Pinedo
 
Gerardo Pinedo
Director, Government Relations & Policy/Facilities Management

 
Vivian C. Branchick
 
Vivian C. Branchick, RN, M.S.
Chief Nursing Officer & Director Office of Nursing Affairs

 
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Allan Wecker
Chief Financial Officer

 
Kevin Lynch
 


Kevin Lynch
Chief Information Officer
Elizabeth Jacobi
Director, Human Resources

 

 

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