LA Health Services Programs Receive National Recognition at NACo

LA Health Services Programs Receive National Recognition at NACo

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LA Health Services Programs Receive National Recognition at NACo

LA Health Services Programs Receive National Recognition at NACo 1024 791 Health Services Los Angeles County

LA Health Services (DHS) received recognition for fifteen National Association of Counties (NACo) awards. The NACo awards are selected annually to recognize new, innovative and commendable work performed by government entities across the country.

Congratulations to our exceptional colleagues who received much deserved recognition for the important work they do every day.

The links to the abstracts can be found below along with the program category and the project manager:

Program Title Program Category Program Manager
STEP-UP Early Detection Before Decompensation of High-Risk Mentally Ill Inmates




Wilson John Uy, RN, MSHS, CCHP
Clinical Nursing Director II
Twin Towers Correctional FacilityIn partnership with the Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Leadership Development Program Personnel Management, Employment, and Training Joshua Rutkoff
Program Manager
An Innovative Method for Soliciting Input from all Hospital Employees on Challenges to their Efficiency and Function of their Clinical Practice and Methodology for Prioritization of Resources for Solutions Health Pamela Dyne, MD
Chief Physician Wellness Officer
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Violence Intervention and Trauma Recovery Coalition Health


Breena Taira, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Community Health Worker (CHW) – Supported Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing Program Health Christine H. Holschneider, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Rancho Los Amigos Cardiac Rehabilitation Program


Health Dr. Grace Chen
Medical Director
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Quality improvement initiative successfully and sustainably reduces the nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex cesarean rate Health Masaru Negi, MD
Physician Specialist OBGYN-Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Cultivating Culture Change: Housekeepers Increase Positive Patient Experiences


Human Services Catherine Reyes, NP, CNS
Assistant Nursing Director
Hospital Administration
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Creative and Disruptive Use of Virtual Health Technology to Increase Access to Specialty Services in Los Angeles County: Dermatology Expansion and Optimization Program Health Evan Raff, MD
LA Health Services Director,
Specialty Care
Comprehensive cancer navigation to improve health equity, reduce delays in treatment, and improve patient outcomes in Los Angeles County Health Evan Raff, MD
LA Health Services Director,
Specialty Care
Homelessness Prevention in Los Angeles County



Human Services Anna Gorman, COO
Community ProgramsDana Vanderford, Director
Homelessness Prevention
Partnering to Improve Care for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder Health Amber Verdell, Pharmacist
Olive-View Medical Center
GAINSeq: expanding access to diagnostic genetic testing for undiagnosed patients from underserved populations Health Julian Martinez, MD
Consultant Physician
Department of Pediatrics
Olive-View Medical Center
A Story of Hope – Serving Immigrant Unaccompanied Children in LA County



Children and Youth



Bahareh Gordon, MD
Physician Specialist
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

In Partnership with:

  • First Supervisorial District
  • CEO/Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
  • Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Department of Mental Health (DMH)
  • Department of Children and Family Services
  • (DCFS)
  • Office of Immigration Affairs (OIA)
  • County Counsel
Safer at Home


Health Christopher Lynch, MD
Medical Director of Safer at Home Programs
Los Angeles General Medical Center
(Formerly LAC+USC Medical Center)