October 9, 2013
Today the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) announced that it has signed a letter of intent with UCLA Health System to bring the MPTF Health Centers, and health-related services, under the operational umbrella of UCLA. This means that the MPTF Health Centers will become co-branded with UCLA Health System, and the staff and doctors will become UCLA employees when the deal is finalized in mid 2014.
Services at the Centers will remain exclusive to entertainment industry workers and DGA members will be able to keep the doctors and specialists in the network with whom they have become accustomed. In addition to the personalized, high-quality care that they have come to expect, they will also now have access to the premier specialty and inpatient care for which UCLA is known. The MPTF board is confident that the integration of the organizations will enhance quality and service consistent with the longstanding MPTF philosophy of care.
This new relationship with UCLA affects only the health centers and related services. “The Home” (all levels of retirement care on The Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills) and all social services will still be operated by MPTF and remain at the health center locations. The integration of MPTF Health Centers with the UCLA Health System does not affect DGA-Producer Pension and Health Plan operations.
For more information about the MPTF visit their website at www.mptf.com.