C. MELAYNE YOCUM
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 phone 310-***-****
A permanent or interim leadership position which will utilize my accumulated expertise in non- profit, mission driven organizations to further strengthen the operations, finances, strategic planning and direction of an organization.
A strong leader of people who motivates teams to exemplary performance by creating multi-disciplinary team environments
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Proven successful track record in finance, operations, and effective utilization of human capital for long term strategic success
Exceptional record of restructuring processes for improved efficiency and bottom line results
Sense of urgency coupled with an eagerness and competitive drive to get things done
Strong operational and financial background in complex and geographically diverse organizations
Reputation for professionalism, honesty and integrity
A resourceful problem solver who projects enthusiasm SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Independent Consultant – March 2011 - present
The Camden Group (employed) – (Healthcare Consulting firm), October 2010 – March 2011, Senior Vice President
Independent Consultant - August 2008 – October 2010 HealthCare Partners Medical Group (now DaVita HealthCare Partners) (employed) – September 1999 – September 2008, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Independent Consultant - 1986 – September 1999
Long Beach Community Hospital (employed) - 1983 – 1986 – Chief Financial Officer Price Waterhouse, St. Louis, MO and Los Angeles, CA (employed) - 1975 – 1983 – progressed from Staff, National Healthcare Practice to Senior Manager, Western Regional Health Care Practice MOST RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Independent Consultant - Martin Luther King, Jr. – Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation – Los Angeles, CA
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, and other positions – March 2011 – present
Engaged by the newly formed Board of Directors of this new, private, non-profit organization to form the new entity, file for non-profit status, oversee construction and to open this new C. Melayne Yocum Page 2 of 3
general acute care hospital in an underserved community in south Los Angeles. Responsibilities have included strategic planning, construction oversight, development of business plans and financial projections, negotiating the permanent financing, fundraising, set up and maintaining financial recordkeeping and preparing financial statements, community outreach, relationship building and collaboration with governmental entities, medical equipment procurement, and setting up and staffing all departments in this new 131 bed state of the art, general acute care hospital. Additionally, we established a second 501(c)(3) fundraising organization to develop the engine to continue to support this non-profit hospital well into the future. The new hospital opened to patients in May 2015. This journey has been a once in a lifetime project to bring much needed healthcare services to a vastly underserved population.
After the hospital opening my role has moved to the creation of, fundraising for, and locating, leasing, designing, and overseeing construction of new space for the MLK Community Medical Group.
Accomplishments: oversaw construction of hospital ($380 million); responsible for fit out and furnishings of hospital ($150 million); developed and implemented interim accounting system; hired C-suite and over 800 employees in a “just in time” manner; coordinated over 150 IT applications and systems for the new hospital; developed all workflows and over 1,200 policies and procedures; assembled team for hospital licensure and Joint Commission and passed both on first attempt which resulted in the hospital opening on time and on budget. Started up and successfully obtained non-profit status for a new Hospital Foundation and subsequently raised over $35 million in grants and gifts in first seven years. The Camden Group, El Segundo, CA
Senior Vice President – Physician Services –October 2010 – March 2011 Various projects assisting clients in assessing their readiness for and implementing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) healthcare strategy. These projects included Patient Centered Medical Home implementations as a building block to an ACO and assisting with clinical integration planning.
Independent Consultant – Cedars-Sinai Medical Group – Los Angeles, CA Consultant - Patient Centered Medical Home project – June 2009 – November 2010 Led a team to redesign the flow of primary care offices to improve outcomes and efficiency and to have all team members “working to the top of their license”. Goals of the project were to improve patient, physician and staff satisfaction while improving clinical outcomes and efficiencies.
Independent Consultant – HealthCare Partners Medical Group, Torrance, CA Interim Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations – September 2008 – August 2009 Served as interim leader of the San Fernando Region of HealthCare Partners during a time when the region was going through a financial turnaround. During the 11 months of this engagement increased Medicare reimbursement by more than 10%. Successfully acquired a physician practice and integrated it into an existing group model site. Completed the acquisition of a large IPA and began the integration process. Overall the financial performance for this region improved by 9% for the first 7 months of 2009 over 2008. HealthCare Partners Medical Group, Torrance, CA
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President – September 1999 – September 2008 Senior Vice President, IMCS (Independent Consultant) – September 1997 – September 1999 C. Melayne Yocum Page 3 of 3
HealthCare Partners (HCP) (now DaVita HealthCare Partners) is the second largest physician organization in California with revenues of over $2 billion. HCP provides health care services to over 800,000 patients through HMO risk contracts and several hundred thousand additional patients in fee-for-service arrangements. Responsibilities as COO and EVP included oversight of the 50 group model sites, 6 urgent care centers, 3 medical spas, an ambulatory surgical center and over 1,000 contracted independent physician offices in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, responsibilities included management of central departments such as employee and clinician services (human resources), claims, eligibility, referrals, leadership and organizational development, training (soft skills and technical training), information systems
(IT), laboratory, radiology, marketing and communications, and the program management office. Other responsibilities included being a member of the Senior Executive Team which, with the Board of Directors, developed and set overall company strategy and budget. Accomplishments: Achieved year over year growth – both same store and through acquisition in each year of my tenure. During my time with the organization the organization grew from 120,000 managed care lives to over 800,000. Profits grew from 2.5% to over 10% annually. Selected Independent Consultant Engagements prior to September 1997: Triad Healthcare (Sherman Oaks Hospital and West Valley Hospital) – Sherman Oaks, CA Trustee appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – 1994-1995; Selected by the court appointed trustee to serve as CFO for this two-hospital non-profit system in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Riverside Community Hospital - Riverside, CA
Interim CFO – 1993-1994; Engaged by the Board of Directors of this 450-bed non-profit hospital to improve financial performance as the organization was facing an imminent downgrade of its bond rating due to its poor financial position. Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital - Inglewood and Marina del Rey, CA Interim CFO – 1991-1993; Selected to restructure and improve the financial performance of this underperforming two hospital non-profit system. EDUCATION/LICENSES
Bachelor of Science (Accounting) - Truman State University, Kirksville, MO - 1975 C.P.A. licensed in California (inactive)
Married, two grown daughters
Boards and other outside activities:
Treasurer, Board member – Mar3ine – a non-profit organization that raises funds to support a marine mammal hospital in San Pedro, CA. Treasurer since 2010. Assets of $1.5 million Controller – Riviera United Methodist Church – 2017 to present. Mange monthly accounting and payroll
Puppy Raiser – Canine Companions for Independence – since 2010. Raising my sixth puppy for this non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
Hobbies: Travel; Walking/Hiking