LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- EHS Medical Group, a medical professional corporation and integrated health delivery system, today announced that member physician, George Wee-Keng Ma, MD, will serve as the 139th president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA). Dr. Ma, an active LACMA board member and EHS Medical Group physician in private practice, will begin his term on July 1, 2010.
"The next few years will undoubtedly be an important time for our nation's health care system," Dr. Ma said. "I'm honored to represent physicians in Los Angeles as we transition toward the future of health care."
A professional association comprised of physicians from every medical specialty and practice setting, as well as medical students, interns and residents, LACMA acts on behalf of its members in various public policy, government relations and community relations efforts. Dr. Ma will be responsible for the strategic direction of the organization's advocacy efforts.
"During the next year, we will assist county physicians with the adoption of technology and information management systems that will prepare them for the future of the industry," said Sean O'Brien, interim executive director of LACMA. "As a physician in private practice, a teacher in the Keck School of Medicine, a member of our board, and a California Medical Association delegate, Dr. Ma is in touch with the needs and opinions of physicians in Los Angeles, and will provide guidance that is truly representative."
"Both LACMA and EHS have a long history of supporting the traditional independent physician in Los Angeles," said Peter Winston, executive vice president of EHS Medical Group. "Now, as we prepare for the implementation of health care reform, our organizations will need to work even more closely to ensure that physician interests are represented and considered."
About EHS Medical Group
Launched in 1990, EHS Medical Group is a medical professional corporation and integrated health care delivery system that focuses on government programs, organized labor and specialty IPAs. Our physician-centric accountable care model promotes growth and sustainability for individual physicians by providing access to a robust offering of products, services and management tools. By empowering physicians, supporting the practice of evidence-based medicine and expanding and integrating as a network, we strive to deliver efficient, cost-effective and high-quality coordinated care to members in California, and throughout the country. For more information, visit www.ehsmd.com.
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