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Saban Community Clinic Names New Chief Executive


Health Policy Expert Julie Hudman to Lead Community Health System

LOS ANGELES, (Sept. 28, 2015) – Saban Community Clinic (Saban) has announced that Julie Hudman will become its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Jeff Bujer who stepped down in April of this year after 16 years with the organization. In April, Saban’s Board of Directors launched a formal national search with a retained executive search firm.

“We took a very deliberate, thoughtful approach to finding the right CEO to lead Saban because we knew that this person would need to transform our organization for the challenges ahead in delivering quality healthcare to a growing base of vulnerable populations,” said Bob Broder, chairman of Saban’s Board of Directors. “Julie not only delivered the work experience and leadership qualifications we were seeking, but she also had a unique passion and determination to help us carry out the mission of our organization.”

The Affordable Care Act is expanding access to healthcare services for the underserved and Saban is re-doubling its efforts to ensure that it continues to deliver the highest quality care and most comprehensive services needed by its patients. Hudman is a key component in that effort. She brings a breadth of experience in the diversity of her prior employment settings and direct relevance of her work background which can uniquely benefit Saban Community Clinic and move it forward as an organization.

“My focus is on helping Saban become the provider of choice for patients, not simply the provider of necessity for those with limited resources,” said Hudman. “The foundation upon which it was built, and the progress the Clinic has made in moving from a free, volunteer-driven clinic to a comprehensive medical home with services for both primary care and mental health treatment, has positioned us well to achieve this goal.”

An expert in health policy focused on social and public health programs, she has more than two decades of experience in ensuring that vulnerable populations receive quality health care services, including working with community health centers in Washington, D.C. and New York. At the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, she was Associate Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. She also has extensive experience in health care finance and working with federally funded programs, in particular Medicaid, with an emphasis on the development and administration of health care programs for vulnerable populations. She served as Director of the Department of Health Care Finance in Washington, D.C., which was focused on improving health outcomes by providing access to comprehensive, cost-effective and quality healthcare services.

Hudman joins Saban Community Clinic as its new chief executive on Monday, October 5 th.
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