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November 18, 2008

Healthcare Provider, Healthcare Partners CEO Dr. Robert Margolis Honored for Hospital Philanthropy

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Torrance, CA – November 17, 2008
– Robert J. Margolis, MD, CEO of HealthCare Partners LLC, a healthcare provider with operations in California, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, headquartered in Torrance, California was honored by the Legacy Society of the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 2, for his philanthropic leadership and support of the hospital. 

Dr. Margolis—a long-time member and past chair of California Hospital Medical Center’s Community and Foundation Boards—received the Legacy Society’s Lantern of Hope Award for his role as a volunteer fundraiser for the hospital and healthcare provider. 

Bruce Greenfield, MD, chief of staff at California Hospital Medical Center, presented the award to Dr. Margolis at the foundation’s 15th Annual Legacy Celebration, held in the Keck Auditorium on the hospital’s campus.  He referred to Dr. Margolis as a “respected healthcare provider and leader for his thoughtful vision and understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare marketplace.”

Dr. Greenfield commended Dr. Margolis on his 20 years’ experience in the managed care industry and his efforts on behalf of the California Hospital Medical Center.  “In 2007, Dr. Margolis and his wife, Lisa, made a significant multi-year commitment in support of the When Seconds Count capital campaign for the trauma and emergency services department expansion project,” Dr. Greenfield said.  “In his role as a volunteer fundraiser for the hospital, Dr. Margolis understands the importance of leading by example.”

Dr. Margolis was one of three individuals honored that evening by the Legacy Society for their philanthropic activities on behalf of the hospital.  The other two honorees were Patricia Britt, RN, director of Pediatrics and Couplet Care at California Hospital, and Judy Caddies, longtime member and past president of the hospital’s Auxiliary.
Dr. Margolis was a founding partner and the managing partner of California Primary Physicians Medical Group, one of the organizations from which HealthCare Partners was formed.  Under Dr. Margolis’ leadership, HealthCare Partners has become a highly respected and innovative physician-owned and operated healthcare provider and medical group as well as an Independent Physician Association (IPA) and Management Services Organization (MSO).  Dr. Margolis currently serves as chairman of the Board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and as a member of the Executive Management School Advisory Committee, UCLA School of Public Health.  He is immediate past Chairman of the board of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and the California Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Margolis is Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, and while practicing medicine, was an active member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Duke University Medical School and served a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

About HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group and HealthCare Partners, LLC (HCP)

HCP is a premier healthcare provider that manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks nationally in its pursuit of excellent quality healthcare delivered in a dignified and compassionate manner. HCP operates HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (California), JSA Healthcare Corporation (Florida, Nevada, and Utah), The Camden Group (national consulting firm), and HealthCare Partners Institute. A leader in multispecialty integrated and coordinated care delivery, HCP’s medical groups and affiliated physicians care for more than 742,000 patients, including more than 141,000 Medicare Advantage members nationally.

HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (HCPAMG) has earned awards for clinical excellence and patient satisfaction from the Integrated Healthcare Association, and has been recognized by health plans and business groups for medical leadership, the high quality of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient satisfaction. HCPAMG employs 500+ primary healthcare providers and specialty physicians who provide healthcare for patients in Los Angeles County and north Orange County, California, through 47 neighborhood offices, that include five urgent care centers, three medical spas, an ambulatory surgery center, and an on-site office at a large employer. HCP’s network of affiliated physicians, with the addition of PA, represents over 600 affiliated primary care physicians in hundreds of Greater Los Angeles area locations.

In 2006 HealthCare Partners, LLC acquired JSA Healthcare Corporation, one of the leading healthcare provider organizations in Central Florida, which owns and operates 27 primary care clinics with 46 primary care and specialty physicians, has eight pharmacies, and manages an affiliated physician network with 70 physicians in 44Tampa Bay and Orlando area locations.

Nevada and Utah operations include Summit Medical Group and affiliated physicians who have 89 locations with 233 physicians, P5 Health Plan Solutions (third party administration and medical management), Lexon Medical Resources (medical billing and practice management consulting) and File Management Services (file management and archive records storage). 
For more information, visit www.healthcarepartners.com.