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NEWS Doctors Hospital of Manteca Welcomes New CSO Neil Pithadia is no stranger to working alongside physicians and caregivers. After spending the last eight years of his career running large group practices at premier organizations Neil Pithadia like University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and most recently, the last two years responsible for Northern California (across San Joaquin  and Stanislaus counties) physician services for Tenet Healthcare, we now welcome Neil to Doctors Hospital of Manteca as the Chief Strategy Officer.  In his new role, Neil will oversee service line growth as well as change management, partnerships and market development. Neil is a trained scientist in Cell Molecular Biology and Medical informatics.  He started his healthcare career in patient registration after leaving the life sciences sector and quickly grew through the ranks.  Neil attributes his success to his patient-centered focus.  “I used to take my mother for her medical care.  I am the first-generation and only child in my family and recall the barriers we faced when we learned my mother had chronic uncontrolled diabetes.  We were vulnerable. The care-givers left an impression on me. They were our beam of light in the highly complex medical care system in the United States (and this was 25 years ago). From

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then on, I knew I wanted to be a part of the equation somehow or some way. While I do not have direct patient care like my care-giver colleagues I make it a point to be ever-aware of the decisions we make and how it will impact the care of our patients.” Neil currently resides in Ripon with his wife, Kalgi, a CPA at Moss Adams in Stockton.  The two enjoy the small-town feel of San Joaquin county and spend their free time cooking and hiking.  You might find Neil on the weekends at Cars and Coffee or Eurosunday, an avid car enthusiast since his childhood in Detroit, Michigan.  New HPSJ Speakers Bureau Due to increasing demands from local, regional and national groups for HPSJ’s healthcare professionals and industry experts to participate in conferences, workshops and meetings, we have created a Speakers Bureau to better accommodate each of these requests. In addition to participation by HPSJ staff who are authorities ranging from medicine to public policy, business systems to the intricacies of Medicaid managed care, we are fortunate to include several members of our governing Health Commission. As you may know, one of our greatest strengths is the Commission’s blend of public servants, community representatives, and local physicians. Together, these HPSJ speakers are helping audiences stay current on the complex healthcare landscape. Here are some samples from our menu of Speakers Bureau topics: •O  pioids Crisis – A rising local collaboration is providing a way forward •T  elehealth – How HPSJ is partnering to expand support for local providers & practices

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