We want to thank all of our health care providers and community partners throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County for not only partnering with CenCal Health, but for providing high quality health services for our membership.
A Message to our Providers and Community Partners:
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with local providers and
community based organizations over the past fifteen years here at CenCal Health. I am impressed every day by your dedication and commitment to this important mission.
Recently, I was offered an opportunity to serve as Chief Operating Officer for Central California Alliance for Health serving Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced Counties. Like CenCal Health, the Alliance serves the low-income population and shares the mission of improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves. I will be relocating in the New Year.
Like with all transitions at CenCal Health, our organization has a strong and capable team. The Provider Services Department will continue to function smoothly after my departure. Sherri Bennett, Associate Director of Provider Services, will serve as Interim Director of Provider Services at CenCal Health. She has over twenty years of experience in managed care and with government programs.
Marina Owen - Director, Provider Services & Community Engagement
Looking back, a lot has been accomplished in the last decade including expansion into San Luis Obispo County and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act that expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to so many in need. Together, we have withstood challenges all the while improving quality for those we serve. There is a lot to look forward to at CenCal Health in the coming year. I will always be grateful to our providers
and our community based organizations
for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure the success of this innovative managed care model, which is accountable to the community it serves.