David Luna, MD, Recognized Transformational Leader in Community Health Systems Joins Valley Community Healthcare
Valley Community Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of David Luna, MD, to the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). “Dr. Luna has over 14 years of leadership, direct patient care, and volunteer experience with Community Health Centers.“ stated President/CEO, Paula Wilson. “His extensive knowledge of Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) will benefit the organization as we strategically positions ourselves to meet the challenges of the complex health care system.”
As CMO, Dr. Luna directs the medical programs at both the North Hollywood and North Hills Centers, and oversees 20 providers and their respective Care Teams for quality improvement, case management, and patient access to care. “I believe that our patients are deserving of the same standard of care as those who have more resources,“ he said. “I look forward to working with the staff to continue the outstanding effort made to attain PCMH Level 3 recognition at the North Hollywood Center, and make the progress necessary to achieve the same designation at North Hills.”
His childhood in a part of New Mexico with very limited access to health care providers inspired him to become a physician in order to deliver high quality care to patients in underserved communities. Dr. Luna’s awareness that infectious diseases tend to affect marginalized populations disproportionately, prompts his desire to facilitate improvements in their care. His vision and leadership was recognized in Becker’s Healthcare 2018 edition of the “112 hospital and health system physician leaders to know,” and he received the 2018 Los Angeles Business Journal Health Care Leader award. David Luna is the former CMO of Saban Community Clinic.
Dr. Luna is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, completed his Residency in Family Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center/Santa Monica Hospital, and completed the Josiah Macy, Jr. Fellowship in Substance Abuse Treatment at the University of Pennsylvania, Center of AIDS Research, and a fellowship at Harvard University AIDS Institute.