From:                              Widmayer, Tess

Sent:                               Thursday, February 16, 2012 2:58 PM

To:                                   Barent Mynderse - Rady Children's Hospital; Anna Grellert - Exodus; Baron Herdelin-Doherty - YMCA; Christopher Marcis - Episcopal Community Service; Cynthia Jackson - Heritage Executive Director; Dave McCaslin - SDCC Legal Entity; David Monroe - Victor Treatment Centers; Dina Zayat - South Coast Children's Society; Donald Stump - NC Lifeline ; Ed Martinez - BHG Parent Org; Edwin Koffler - SDCC Parent Org; Evalina Jaime - Neighborhood House Association; Fran Butler - FHC Parent Org; Ginny Romig - Providence Parent Org; Holly Younghans - Episcopal Community Services; Irene Saper - Palomar Parent Org; Kathi Anderson - Survivors of Torture; Kathie Jacobson - Fred Finch ; Kathryn Lembo - South Bay Community Services Parent Org; Kent Dunlap - Stars Behavioral Health Group; Kimberly Bond - MHS Parent Org; Leslie Elion - Deaf Community Services; Linda Hammond - CRF Parent Org; Luis Leon - Prime Health Care; Margaret Iwanaga-Penrose - UPAC; Marshall Langfield - Telecare; Meg Norton - Rady Parent Org; Michael Bruich - New Alternatives Legal Entity; Michael Carr - Director, SAY San Diego; Rob Dean - Vista Hill Parent Org; Rosa Ana Lozada - Harmonium; Sharon Delphenich - Casa De Amparo Parent Org; Shirley Culver - San Diego Unified ; Steve O'Kane - Council of Community Clinics; Suzanne Purdy - Paradise Valley Hospital; Valerie Perry - UCSD; Walter Phillips - SDYCS Parent Org; Winifred Wechsler - Phoenix House; Zina Salem - Chaldean and Middle-Eastern Social Services

Cc:                                   Anderson, Kathy; Benitez, Carlos; Ellingsen, Paul; Elwood, Rosinete; Garcia-Moreira, Margarita; Hansen, Stephanie; Hiltsley, Michalene; Jones, Steven; Kobold, Helen; Loo, Adriana; MacDougall, Deborah L.; Mertins, Karl; Miles, Elizabeth A.; Milow, Candace; Raby, Michelle M.; Rosengarten, Ian; Tormey, Timothy; Tran, Trang; Widmayer, Tess; Aguirre, Alfredo; Astor, Katie; Lewis, Marshall; Schaffer, Jennifer; Garcia, Piedad; Lang, Tabatha; Malcarne, Deborah; Palid, Anna; West, Virginia; Edwards, Frances; Koenig, Yael; Solomon, Michele

Subject:                          External Quality Review Focus Group for MH Contractor Execs


This is sent on behalf of Candace Milow, Director of Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health

On behalf of the reviewers for the Annual External Quality Review (EQR) I would like to extend an invitation to contracted Mental Health Administrators and Executives to attend   a  focus group.  The EQR is a review of the quality efforts conducted in each county over the past year. It is a review of the county and not of the contractors. As in past years the EQR would like to have a focus group with contracted program COOs, CEOs, CFOs, and Clinic Directors. The focus group will be held on the Feb 23, from 9:00-10:15. The EQR would like to have at least 6-8 representatives at the focus group if possible. If you are interested in attending please feel free to come to the MH Administration building in the La Jolla Room at 3255 Camino Del Rio South on  the day and time noted. If you would like to RSVP we would appreciate it but it is not required.

Thank you for your consideration of participation in the annual review process.


Candace Milow

Director of Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health



Tesra Widmayer, Research Specialist
Mental Health Services - QI Unit
County of San Diego
(619)584-5026 (Phone)
(619) 584-5018 (Fax)




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