We set out looking for a strong cultural and strategic fit for MPTF. After a series of meetings with UCLA and other potential partners, the MPTF leadership team and Board felt that in UCLA we have found a partner who shares in the MPTF philosophy of care, with a high priority on patient engagement and keeping industry members and their families healthy and available to work.
Joining with an organization that U.S. News & World Report calls #1 in the West was an exciting opportunity, and on their side, UCLA showed great enthusiasm for this merger and great respect for our physicians and clinical staff and preserving the patient-physician relationship. The MPTF-UCLA Health relationship broadens an existing collaboration between us: a geriatric psychiatry unit on MPTF’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, which we have been working on together for several months, will open by mid-summer.
We feel incredibly fortunate to align with the UCLA Health System and think our entertainment industry members will enjoy many additional benefits from the relationship.