The Government Relations Coordinator is responsible for providing consultation to administrative leadership from Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach (LBMMC, Inc.) in compliance to government agencies, corporate entities and advocacy groups. This position influences and effectively collaborates in the development of sound, fiscally responsible and relevant healthcare policy at state and local levels that impact strategic initiatives relative to hospital operations. In addition, this position provides guidance for licensing and accreditation compliance for LBMMC, Inc. and coordinates correspondences with CDPH, CCS, CCHA and other agencies and organizations to maximize government funding, develop input into new programs/projects at the Federal, state, county and local government levels. The position functions under the direction of the Vice President, Quality, and Chief Quality Officer.
Networks among community and facility leaders, elected officials, government agencies and their staffs to provide information and feedback to/from LBMMC, Inc.
Follows assigned healthcare issues and related governmental bills; consults on writing talking points for assigned issues, including analyzing and developing potential funding sources.
Contributes to the development of a yearly government relations strategic plan incorporating the MHS vision as well as the methodology for achieving those goals.
Advocates, educates and solicits support from hospital personnel, physicians, patients, families and community entities on the impact of governmental issues effecting delivery of hospital and healthcare services to the pediatric population. Assists with MemorialCare Physician Advocacy Day, President’s Partnership and other MemorialCare government focused events. Actively participates in CCHA and NACHRI activities related to advocacy, government relations, and new program development.
Deciphers changes in community demographics and proactively solicit legislative support for policies and programs that address the growing needs of our communities.
In collaboration with Public Relations, outreach to the greater Long Beach community on behalf of LBMMC, Inc. related to healthcare policy and new program development. Consults with and acts as a liaison for contact with CDPH, CCS, and other agencies on behalf of LBMMC, Inc. related to the development of new programs/ projects.
Provides technical assistance regarding CCS, Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs: to assure patient/family access to services, to develop new special care centers/services to meet community needs, to ensure timely reimbursement to hospitals, physicians, lab, pharmacy, etc. and to assist with CCS site visits for special care centers.
10+ years of administrative experience in a hospital or healthcare setting
Knowledge and experience networking with Federal, State, County and local government agencies. Strong knowledge of healthcare policy and regulations.
Excellent public speaking skills and experience in giving formal presentations.
Comprehensive understanding of hospital licensing and code requirements.
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