January 1, 2014

VEP Healthcare is excited to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors: Adin Levine, MD, Marc Futernick, MD & Ivan Ventura, PA-C

DoctorMarc Futernick, M.D,
Board Member
Marc Futernick, MD, FACEP, joined VEP in 2011 as the Medical Director of Emergency Services at California Hospital Medical Center. CHMC is a trauma center and is the oldest hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Futernick has been the Medical Director at CHMC since 2006 and worked at Santa Monica-UCLA prior to that. Dr. Futernick received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MD from Tulane University Medical School. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at University of California, San Francisco-Fresno. Dr. Futernick serves on the Board of Directors of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His current focus is to improve the quality of care given to patients with psychiatric emergencies. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Christy, and his two teenage sons, Ben and Matthew.

 

DoctorAdin Levine, M.D,
Secretary
Dr. Levine is an Emergency Physician and serves as Chief of Staff Elect at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, CA. He attended college at the Universities of California and London, and received his MD from USCF. His career with VEP began in 1986, shortly after completing his internship at the SF General Hospital. He is board certified in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. Over the years, Dr. Levine has worn many hats at VEP in both clinical and management roles, and has served on the BOD for most of this century. He lives in Berkeley with his wife Ella, four children (three of whom are now young adults and only show up occasionally), one cat, and one not-yet-domiciled bird.

 

DoctorIvan Ventura, PA-C,
Board Member
Ivan Ventura is a Physician Assistant graduate from University of California, Davis PA program in 2003. He worked in family practice for 2 years and worked per diem in the emergency room where he discovered his true passion for emergency medicine and the challenges it poses. Mr. Ventura became the AHP Director at Mercy Medical Center – Merced and shortly after Regional Director of AHPs for VEP. In this role he has the privilege of interacting with many of VEP’s sites and assists in department flow with implementation of Rapid Patient Management (RPM) system, and Human Resources issues. He has participated in many contract start-ups that have now become profitable sites for VEP. Mr. Ventura’s hobbies are swimming (when he has the opportunity!) and watching movies. He is a father of 3 wonderful children; Eli 4, Evan 3 and Elyse 1mo (yes…they like names that start with “E”); which along with work give him little time to swim or watch movies!Ivan was recently given the honor to serve in VEP’s Board of Directors. He looks forward to the learning experience and the opportunity to continue VEPs legacy of success in providing quality medical care; and continuing participation in shareholder and provider camaraderie.

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