Our annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards honors LA County’s top physicians, healthcare leaders and institutions for their work to improve healthcare in LA County. Honorees are individuals and organizations whose outcomes are positively impacting the lives of LA County residents and improving our local communities.

Our Patient Care Foundation will also announce this year's scholarship recipients at the awards ceremony at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on November 8, 2019. 

2019 LA Healthcare Awards

2019 Honorees

We, in partnership with the Patient Care Foundation, carefully vetted and selected individuals and organizations throughout Los Angeles County whose work and outcomes are positively impacting the lives of LA County residents and improving healthcare in our local communities. 


Assemblyman Mike Gipson

64th Assembly District


Edgar Chavez, MD

CEO, Universal Community Health Center


Venice Family Clinic


Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS

Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

LA County Department of Public Health


Efrain Talamantes, MD

Co-Founder, Mi Mentor


The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator


Chris Erskine

Columnist, Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Rams

Skid Row Housing Trust

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The annual House of Delegates (HOD) is set to take place on October 26-27 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Delegates from all over the state convene to establish a broad policy on current major issues. This year’s major issues are cannabis, digital health, and homelessness.  LACMA has been allotted 35 delegate and 35 alternate delegate spots to represent their constituents at HOD. 

If you have concerns around any of the major issues, please reach out to Lisa Le to communicate the information you’d like to share with your delegates. Please also reach out to Lisa if you would like to get involved in next year’s HOD. This is a great way to be a part of the policy-making process and have your voice be heard! 

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Put Money Back in Your Wallet

I spoke with BGR Account Executive George Brumis, who answered questions about government stimulus programs that can put money back in your wallet.

Myth: The R&D Tax Credit won’t help me with my state taxes.      

Truth: In addition to Federal Tax Credits & Incentives, almost 40 states also offer their own additional tax credits and incentives, and this includes the state of California.

Myth: The R&D Tax Credits are too complicated to get.           

Truth: We make the process simple and easy for you. Through our team of tax professionals, we help discover what you may qualify for and help you get back the money you're entitled to.

Watch this explainer video to learn more about putting money back in your wallet.


Represent Your District!

Join us for the District 5 networking and dinner event taking place on October 29. We are excited to share that we just added a presentation by ACap Advisors & Accountants founder Ara Oghoorian on tax law updates that will affect you and your business.

Come to network, meet up with colleagues and meet other great physicians in your area!


CMA President Statement on Trump Admin's New Medicare Executive Order

California Medical Association (CMA) President David H. Aizuss, MD, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new executive order on “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors”:

“Since Day One, this administration has worked to undermine access to care and quality of care for patients. The president’s latest Executive Order suggests changes regarding the scope of practice that would also have disastrous effects for patients. We must ensure that every American, regardless of age or economic status, has access to a trained physician who can provide the highest level of care. We agree that medical professionals should be able to practice at the top of their license, but care must be supervised by a physician who is highly trained and ultimately responsible. Expanding access to care should not come at the expense of patient safety and we will not support unequal standards of care for patients from different economic backgrounds.”

I want to let you know about the opportunity to learn from Japanese experts in radiation exposure.

A seminar is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 9,  in Torrance. It will be hosted by HICARE* and HMA.

Physicians from HICARE come to Los Angeles every other year to provide medical care to atomic bomb survivors. This year, HICARE medical experts are holding an educational seminar to explain the program to anyone who is interested. The lectures are aimed at physicians, but everyone is invited.

At the seminar, Kazunori Kodama, MD, PhD, will speak on “Studies on Radiation Health Effects in Atomic Bomb Survivors.”

Ryo Maeda, MD, PhD, will explain “Medical Check-ups & Care of Aging Atomic Bomb Survivors.”

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 

Where: Osato Medical Clinic, 3440 Lomita Blvd., Suite 320, Torrance, CA

Cost: Free

To reserve a seat, email your full name to:  hicare3@hicare.jp.

If you want to read about HICARE, go to http://www.hicare.jp/ and click on “English” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. 

I am happy to answer questions if you email me back at sbooth.md@gmail.com.


I hope to see you there.

Best Regards,



Stephanie Booth, MD



"At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves — our success is a result of what we do." — Catherine Pulsifer 

Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

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