San Joaquin Board of Supervisors appoints hospital Chief Medical Officer as a new commissioner for Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) governing board

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Sheela Kapre (French Camp, CA) – San Joaquin County Director of Health Care Services Greg Diederich – chair of the San Joaquin Health Commission – has announced that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has formally appointed San Joaquin General Hospital (SJGH) Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Sheela Kapre, MD, FCCP, FACP, to the board of the Health Commission, the governing board of Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ).

Board certified in critical care and internal medicine, Dr. Kapre has been at SJGH for over 30 years, and since 2013 she has been the hospital’s chief medical officer. Within SJGH she has held a number of essential positions. In addition to her CMO post, she currently is director of the intensive care unit and supervisor of clinical utilization management. She has been recognized for her excellence in graduate medical education by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

A graduate of Byramjee Jejeebhoy Medical College (Poona, India), Dr. Kapre has simultaneously held a number of academic appointments, including at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, and currently at both Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Vallejo, California) and St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada, West Indies).

“One of the Health Commission’s greatest strengths is the blend of public servants, community representatives, and local physicians, including Drs. Marvin H. Primack, Gentry Vu, Michael Herrera, and now Dr. Sheela Kapre,” said Diederich. “With her commitment to bringing the finest health care to the northern Central Valley, and her vast experience as a doctor, administrator, teacher, and mentor for new generations of dedicated, bright health care professionals, Dr. Kapre is an invaluable addition to the Commission, as we continue to bring provider voices to HPSJ governance,” Diederich added.

About HPSJ
HPSJ, a not-for-profit health plan, has been serving members and the community since 1996. Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, HPSJ is the leading Medi-Cal Managed Care provider in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. HPSJ offers a broad network of providers and works closely with physicians to develop programs and services to ensure quality health care for over 325,000 members.

NCQA Health PlanHPSJ is currently one of only 12 health plans in California with NCQA Accreditation for a managed care Medi-Cal program. Medicaid is known as Medi-Cal in California. Only 160 Medicaid/HMO plans in the U.S. had this NCQA seal at the time of HPSJ’s 2015 Accreditation.

Photo:(credit: HPSJ, February 2016) – Sheela Kapre, MD, FCCP, FACP
NCQA Accreditation Seal: Formats available here.

Media Contact:
David Hurst
Vice President, External Affairs
Health Plan of San Joaquin
Phone: 209-461-2241

Posted on March 1st, 2016 and last modified on March 1st, 2016.