Arthur M. Southam, MD, Executive VP of Health Plan Operations and Chief Growth Officer Arthur of Kaiser Permanente Honored with “Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership” Award
Sachin H. Jain, MD, President, and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan Honored with “Champion for Health” Award
Beverly Hills, CA — On Monday, June 20, 2022, Kaiser Permanente’s Executive VP of Health Plan Operations and Chief Growth Officer Arthur M. Southam was honored by the Partners in Care Foundation with its prestigious “Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership” award. He was the 22nd recipient of this annual award.
This recognition took place during a dinner celebration held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before an audience of nearly 450 healthcare executives from throughout the state, which is a record-high attendance for the Tribute Dinner.
Also honored was Sachin H. Jain, MD, President and CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan. He received Partners’ “Champion for Health” Award.
According to June Simmons, Partners’ President and CEO, “Dr. Southam’s impact shaping healthcare in both California and the nation through decades of consistent and successful leadership are notable. In addition, he has been generous with his time mentoring and coaching so many of the industry’s current leaders. These combined make him an ideal recipient of this prestigious award.”
Dr. Southam joined Kaiser Permanente in 2001 and has national responsibility for Health Plan marketing, sales, service, and administration to employers, government programs and individuals.
In addition to his leadership responsibilities with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Southam greatly values the decade he’s spent with CHRISTUS Health, both as a member of its board of directors and a stint serving as the chairman of the CHRISTUS Health board. Additionally, he is a member of the board of advisors for the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is past chair of the Council for Affordable Quality Health Care, the California Association of Health Plans, the Integrated Health Care Association and Easter Seals of Southern California.
“We are recognizing Dr. Jain with our Champion for Health Award for his outstanding achievements in building and scaling innovative programs that address the needs of the highest-risk, highest-need patients,” said June Simmons, President, and CEO of Partners in Care Foundation.
As president and chief executive officer of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, Dr. Jain is responsible for leading the organization’s growth, diversification, and efforts to reduce healthcare disparities. Before starting at SCAN in July 2020, Dr. Jain was president and CEO of CareMore Health and Aspire Health, innovative integrated healthcare delivery companies. He led growth, diversification, expansion and innovation of these companies and they grew to serve over 180,000 patients in 32 states with $1.6B in revenues. Under his leadership, CareMore built and scaled industry-leading programs to address loneliness, deliver hospital and primary care at home, and address the clinical needs of the highest-risk, highest-need patients.
The Partners in Care Foundation Mission is to align social care and health care to address the social determinants of health and equity disparities affecting diverse, under-served and vulnerable populations. We promote the best possible health and quality of life for those most in need through enhanced self-care and special supports and access to key resources. Partners is accredited in complex care management by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and was the second community-based organization in the country to achieve this status. Partners is a nationally recognized leader in developing innovative community and home-based approaches in health promotion, chronic disease management, and addressing health disparities. Partners has an extensive history in creating, testing, adapting, and disseminating evidence-based models of care. Founded in 1997, Partners has an annual budget of more than $20 million and over 200 employees throughout California. We provide non-medical home and community-based services, self-management education, medication safety screening, and outreach and care coordination for 20,000 individuals annually. For more information about the agency, visit www.picf.org.