Health—General & Rehabilitative

Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

aka The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.thewellnesscenterla.org

Mission

The mission of the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”) is to support and enhance the mission of the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center (“Medical Center”) and ensure it maintains its status as a leader in health and medicine, community care, education and research, and provides the highest caliber of care to patients and members of the community it serves. The Foundation will achieve its mission through public education, service and engagement; enhancing the image of the Medical Center; supporting Medical Center projects and priorities; and involving leaders, stakeholders and the community in advancing the mission of the Foundation.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms. Rosa Soto

Medical Director

Dr. Janina Lord Morrison MD, MPH

Main address

P. O. Box 33258

Los Angeles, CA 90033 USA

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EIN

95-4192908

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation strives to address issues of health equity while improving patient care, population health and healthcare costs. We serve the underserved of Los Angeles County, with particular focus on patients of the LAC+USC Medical Center, nearby residents of Los Angeles' Eastside neighborhoods, and the larger community of Los Angeles County that relies on the Los Angeles County Integrated Health Agency for care. These residents experience complex barriers to good health that cannot be addressed in the doctor's office or emergency room. Foundation activities focus on developing systems and services that enable these individuals to achieve and maintain good health through minimizing the barriers impeding their way and addressing systemic challenges to health equity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Founded in 2014 as an innovative approach to patient care and community health, The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital is the primary community benefit project of the LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation. The Wellness Center models a new paradigm for care through providing no-cost, complementary services to hospital patients and the community-at-large that address prevention, disease management, healthcare access, and social determinants of health. Located on the first floor of the Historic General Hospital building on the Medical Center campus, The Wellness Center is a one-stop destination where Wellness Navigators work with clients one-on-one in a confidential and culturally sensitive manner to match their needs with available resources provided by 23 nonprofit partners. Services address an array of health needs including chronic disease prevention and management, pain management, healthcare access and advocacy, legal/immigration challenges, patient education, and mental and behavioral health services.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$1,100,000

In 2017, the Foundation completed our first full year as the fiscal sponsor and contributing partner of the Boyle Heights Building Healthy Communities (BHBHC) hub. Building Healthy Communities is a ten-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative designed to reimagine how local residents think about and support health in their communities. This new relationship with The California Endowment (TCE) and Building Healthy Communities collaborative has positively benefited the Foundation and BHBHC, and helped further collaboration and coordination of resources in service to our local community. BHBHC hub staff work with their grantees and other partners to better align school, neighborhood, and health and prevention campaigns to the Foundation’s mission and core activities. The asset of BHBHC to the Foundation’s work is its focus on policy and advocacy around social determinants of health and connecting the Foundation’s work to population health.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
People of Latin American descent
Budget
$777,168

The Foundation’s Fiscal Sponsorship program supports our mission of service to the LAC+USC Medical Center and the community it serves. The Foundation invests in strengthening systems and capacity to enable better health outcomes for Los Angeles County’s underserved populations, in particular those who rely on the LAC+USC Medical Center and the LA County Integrated Health Agency for their care. In 2017, our fiscal sponsorship program included projects in support of diabetic limb preservation, opioid high utilizers, hospital quality improvement, the arts as a form of healing, the MLK Community Hospital Outpatient and Community Health Workers, and the LAC+USC Medical Center Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine Departments.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$267,657

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Context Notes

This number is for new clients enrolled for services at The Wellness Center. Metrics are tracked for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30. 2016-17 and 2015-16 are shown here.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Context Notes

This number reflects the number of clients receiving individual therapy services. Metrics are tracked for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30. 2016-17 and 2015-16 are shown here.

Number of individuals receiving healthcare enrollment and access services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related Program

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Context Notes

This number reflects the number of clients receiving services for healthcare enrollment, access to care, and legal support. Metrics are tracked for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Context Notes

This number reflects the number of group classes offered at The Wellness Center. Metrics are tracked for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30. 2016-17 and 2015-16 are shown here.

Total attendance across group classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Context Notes

This number reflects total attendance across group classes at The Wellness Center. Metrics are tracked for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30. 2016-17 and 2015-16 are shown here.

Number of individuals enrolled in evidence-based programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults,People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital

Context Notes

This number reflects the number of individuals enrolled in an evidence-based program. Metrics are tracked for each fiscal year, which ends on June 30. 2016-17 and 2015-16 are shown here.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation envisions a Los Angeles County where all residents have access to the healthcare, social services, education and environmental factors that enable them to achieve and maintain good health.

The Foundation works towards this vision by providing a range of supportive programs and services to the LAC+USC Medical Center, LA County agencies, non-profit organizations, mission-aligned initiatives, community groups, and Los Angeles County residents. We offer research, fiscal, and administrative support to qualified partners and coordinate health-promoting, community-facing activities as a project manager, Fiscal Sponsor, backbone organization, and collaborative convener.

The LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation is well positioned to accomplish its work through its location on the campus of the LAC+USC Medical Center, its dedicated leadership, strong governance, and effective management systems.

The LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation measures success through the accomplishments of our projects and programs, and our ability to respond to emerging needs and opportunities. Our signature project, The Wellness Center, which launched in 2014, continues to grow and flourish year-over-year in terms of numbers served, programs offered, and partnerships developed. Our fiscal sponsorship program has expanded with more individual projects and fiscally sponsored funds under management. The Foundation enhances the regional healthcare infrastructure through supportive relationships with health and community stakeholders; building collaborative partnerships with nonprofits, providers and community members; and providing communal space for events, meetings and collaborative convenings.

2016-17 was a year of significant growth at the LAC+USC Medical Center Foundation. We continued our role as a strong partner and supporter of the LAC+USC Medical Center's mission and priorities and dedicated our work to enhancing patient care, fostering community-based wellness strategies, and strengthening population health and wellbeing. <br/>Our primary community-benefit project, The Wellness Center (TWC), served 4,629 new clients resulting in more than 13,000 enrolled in TWC's database and receiving services. 8,218 clients received individual health and legal advocacy services, a 40% increase over the prior year. 1,084 clients were enrolled in individual therapy, a 20% increase. And 5,812 clients received chronic disease services, including participation in Evidence-Based Programs, where we tripled the number of programs offered, expanded our number of participants by 400%, and had a nearly 700% increase in the number of program completers. We continue to provide a steady stream of exercise classes and cooking classes, most of which are full to capacity. We have increased our total integrative health service delivery by 600% from last year to this year after launching the program in March 2016.<br/>We supported the local health services infrastructure by managing 42,000 square feet of space in the Historic General Hospital located on the medical center campus. This space provides rent-free offices for 13 community-based nonprofit partners as well as event spaces, meeting rooms and classrooms, including a dance/exercise studio, a demonstration kitchen, and outdoor fitness areas, children's playground, and a demonstration garden. We hosted nearly 2,500 activities (events, meetings and classes) with an estimated number of 65,000 visits, all of which was provided free-of-charge to organizers and attendees.<br/>We also grew services as a fiscal sponsor, adding new programs including the LAC+USC Medical Center Arts Council, the Committee of Interns and Residents Quality Improvement Projects Fund, and the Boyle Heights-Building Healthy Communities project. Collectively these projects support the health and wellness mission of the Medical Center and the Foundation, and expand the scope of services we provide to patients, clients, providers, and the community-at-large.

Financials

Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/20/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Tony Kuo

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


Board co-chair

Mr. Allen Miller

COPE Health Solutions

Kathleen Salazar

UniHealth Foundation

Richard Zapanta

Eastside Orthopedic Medical Associates

Teresa Nuno

Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis, First District, County of Los Angeles

Jennifer Sayles

Inland Empire Health Plan

Jorge Orozco

LAC+USC Medical Center

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

health, healthcare access, prevention, advocacy, education, multicultural, disparities, equity, community health, social determinants of health, collective impact, community empowerment