St. Gabriel Health Clinic CEO Antwine completes UCLA business management program

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
St. Gabriel Health Clinic CEO Marilyn B. Antwine, center, recently completed a business management program at UCLA. Also pictured is Victor Tabbush, Faculty Director, UCLA/ Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management and Joanne Fillweber, Manager, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson.

LOS ANGELES - Families and individuals who receive services from St. Gabriel Health Clinic, Inc. will be the ultimate beneficiaries of specialized management training completed by the organization's CEO, Marilyn B. Antwine, one of this year's 44 graduates of the UCLA/ Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP).

This intensive 11-day program, conducted at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of community-based health care and health-related organization executives. In addition, the program is also designed to assist organizations adapt successfully to the changes implied by health care reform.

Graduates from the program engaged in a rigorous but relevant curriculum that provides the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully manage and lead their organizations in a changed world for healthcare delivery. During the last five years, Johnson & Johnson has also sponsored participation in the HCEP program for executive directors and emerging leaders of AIDS service organizations (ASO). In the 2013 program, thirty-one participants were from community health centers and thirteen participants were from AIDS Service Organizations.

Johnson & Johnson and UCLA developed the program in 2002 in response to the need for community-based health care and health-related organizations to be better equipped to confront the mounting challenges in our nation's health care and the rising cost of providing medical services.

Community-based health care and health-related organizations provide doctors, basic health services and care facilities to millions of people, particularly the medically underserved and those living in vulnerable communities.

Since the program's inception in 2002, nearly 650 executives have graduated with enhanced management and leadership skills. Forty-four participants, representing organizations that serve over 1,500,000 patients and clients annually at 358 sites nationwide, will have graduated from the program in 2013.

Participants are selected through a competitive application process and Johnson and Johnson subsidizes the majority of the program costs (tuition, training materials, lodging and meals) for both the participant and their co-participant.