Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor of the Second District, as the newest member of the L.A. Care Board of Governors. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas succeeded county Supervisor Hilda Solis in this role.
"The addition of Supervisor Ridley-Thomas to our board could not have come at a better time," said L.A. Care CEO John Baackes. “For decades, he has tirelessly advocated for health care access on behalf of the most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles County. As we prepare for uncertainties ahead in the health care field, we are fortunate to have him on our side.”
Among his recent accomplishments, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas oversaw the construction and implementation of the newly revitalized Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, as well as a network of cutting-edge health care facilities throughout the Second District. Further, his advocacy has helped secure an equitable share of funding for public-private partnership health clinics in underserved areas.
The L.A. Care Board of Governors is comprised of 13-member stakeholders, including representatives of community clinics, hospitals, federally qualified health centers, providers, members, advocates, and the County of Los Angeles.
About L.A. Care
L.A. Care Health Plan (Local Initiative Health Authority of Los Angeles County) is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.