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Elaine E. Batchlor

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Elaine E. Batchlor

Chief Medical Officer
L.A. Care Health Plan
HMO administration
Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs
Healthy Kids, First 5 L.A. and Children's Health Initiative programs
childhood development
public health administration in Los Angeles
health care financing and delivery in California


Dr. Elaine E. Batchlor is chief medical officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, a nonprofit, community-accountable health maintenance organization (HMO) that serves more than 750,000 Los Angeles County residents who participate in the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs. L.A. Care also administers the Healthy Kids program, which is offered by L.A. Care Health Plan and is sponsored by First 5 L.A. and the Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles. L.A. Care is the nation's largest public health plan and also one of California's largest health plans. Before Batchlor came to the L.A. Care Health Plan, she was vice president of the California HealthCare Foundation in Oakland, where she developed and oversaw research, policy analysis and programs aimed at improving health care financing and delivery in California. Batchlor also was the chief medical officer for Prudential Health Care of California and served briefly as the medical director for Community Health Plan, the HMO operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She is a board member for Crystal Stairs, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that promotes child development. She also chairs its quality assurance and quality improvement committee. Batchlor received her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University and completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University. She also holds a master's degree in public health from UCLA.

555 W. Fifth Street, 29th Floor
Los Angeles  California  90013
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 694-1250
Office Fax: 
(213) 694-1246


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