October 2014

San Bernardino, CA, October 28, 2014 — Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) – one of the fastest growing Medi-Cal and Medicare health plans in California – will be honored for serving people with disabilities when it receives the “Access to Caring” Award from Western University of Health Sciences on Saturday, November 8 in Anaheim.
IEHP will be recognized for “making a difference in advancing health care access and availability to underserved people” at Western University’s annual student scholarship fundraising gala,
“A Tribute to Caring.”

Accepting the award on behalf of IEHP will be its Chief Executive Officer Dr. Bradley Gilbert, who sees the honor as a result of IEHP’s collaborations with its providers, community based organizations, schools and government agencies.
“We will accept the ‘Access to Caring’ award with great pride,” he said. “We believe that successfully working with our partners as one team has established IEHP as a leader in accessible healthcare.”
As one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California, Western University works with IEHP on ways that improve the capability of its health care providers to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
With assistance from community partners like Western University, IEHP laid the groundwork for a variety of initiatives serving the disability community, such as its nationally recognized Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative, which brings together over 900 service providers to better serve
people with disabilities.
For more details about the “Tribute to Caring” gala event, click http://www.westernu.edu/tribute/

About IEHP
IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, a Knox-Keene licensed health plan located in San Bernardino, California, is a not-for-profit public agency. IEHP services San Bernardino and Riverside counties and has over 948,000 members in the following programs: Medi-Cal (including seniors and people with disabilities), a Cal MediConnect Plan product, Medicare Special Needs Plan and Healthy Kids. Through a dynamic partnership with providers, award-winning service and innovative products,
IEHP is fully committed to providing members with quality, accessible and wellness based
healthcare services. www.iehp.org.
About Western University
The Pomona institution was established in 1977 as the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP). In 36 years, Western University has grown into an institution comprised of nine colleges and two campuses, each committed to producing, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities. Today, Western-U is a thriving academic health center with an enrollment of over 3,900 students.
An alumni of more than 11,000 strong is working throughout the world to improve the quality of life for patients in their communities. For more, go to http://www.westernu.edu/