(San Bernardino, Calif.) LaSalle Medical Associates continues its strong commitment of providing quality patient care, with the addition of Carl Maier as Executive Vice President of Operations.
A seasoned healthcare executive, Maier will oversee the overall operational policies and procedures, network development, marketing and strategic planning, for LaSalle.
In addition, Maier will steer the operations and strategic partnerships of LaSalle’s Independent Practice Association’s (IPA) network of 1,900 independently contracted providers, with more than 190,000 patient visits per year in Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fresno, Kings, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties.
“Carl’s superb knowledge of healthcare operations and has the ability to create an integrated system, together with his unique ability to develop trusting relationships with physicians are a tremendous asset to LaSalle Medical Associates,” said Dr. Albert A. Arteaga, president of LaSalle Medical Associates.
Before Joining LaSalle, Maier served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and the Chief Executive Officer of OneAero Inc., an aviation parts supply marketing company. Managing a budget of $5.6 million and supervising nearly 100 staff, his expertise and knowledge of the healthcare industry played a pivotal role in IEHP achieving several milestones, including: increasing Medi-Cal market share, improving call center satisfaction ratings and creation of a marketing and outreach system that was ultimately adopted by the State of California.
“LaSalle Medical Associates believes we can do more together than we can alone. That means forming strong partnerships with our providers and organizations like MedPOINT Management, which helps us with much of the day to day operations,” said Maier. “My role is to ensure that our teams work well together, and that we deliver a better provider and patient experience.”
Maier earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside. His interests include: ancient history, running, art history, scuba diving and skiing.
Maier’s professional associations include: California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Olmstead Advisory Committee (2007-2009), Local Health Plans of California Marketing Executives Committee (2002-2009), California HealthCare Foundation Performance Standards for People with Disabilities Work Group (2005), California HealthCare Foundation Retention Work Group (2004), A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management Alumni Association Advisory Board (1999- 2001).
About LaSalle Medical Associates
LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults, and seniors in San Bernardino County. LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and they also accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). LaSalle’s clinics are at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia and 1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.
LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality care to more than 245,000 patients in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties.
LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include: LaSalle Medical Associates, Arrowhead Orthopedics, Arther Medical Group, Rancho Medical Group, Rancho Paseo Medical Group, Alessandro Medical Group Banning Medical Group, and San Bernardino Urological Associates. Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital.