Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Chief Operating Officer, Adam Roberts, was recently selected as a participant in the 2018 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program. The distinguished management program accepts just 40 individuals across the nation each year, all of whom will participate in a rigorous 11-day program in July on UCLA’s campus in Brentwood, CA.
“It is both humbling and a huge honor to be accepted into the Health Care Executive Program,” Roberts said. “The opportunity to learn and collaborate with other health care leaders of community health centers across the country is invaluable. I am looking forward to applying this learning to practices that will directly benefit Valley-Wide.”
The program, which is put on by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, offers a curriculum designed to assist community health centers with the many changes and challenges occurring in health care today.
Among its offerings, the curriculum includes courses in effective management, social determinants of health, techniques for enhancing the patient experience, energy for human performance and leading and managing organizational change.
Roberts joined Valley-Wide in the fall of 2015 as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. He has overseen the implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan, as well as the development of the organization’s behavioral health service line. The development of the behavioral health service line has moved the organization towards operating fully-integrated healthcare clinics.
Additionally, Roberts has introduced LEAN methodology throughout various service lines and deployed the utilization of visual management boards across clinical and administrative areas. LEAN methodology focuses on improving system efficiencies by creating more value for customers by analyzing key processes, reducing waste, and continuously improving.
The 2018 program will take place July 9-19.
“On behalf of Valley-Wide, I would like to congratulate Adam on his acceptance to this stellar program,” said Valley-Wide CEO, Gigi Darricades. “The knowledge he will gain from participating in this program will be of significant benefit to Valley-Wide.”