California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California's healthcare infrastructure.
OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes.
OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California's not-for-profit healthcare facilities.
OSHPD's Vision Statement
Access to safe, quality healthcare environments that meet California's diverse and dynamic needs.
OSHPD's Mission Statement
OSHPD advances safe, quality healthcare environments through innovative and responsive services and information that:
- Finance emerging needs
- Ensure safe facilities
- Support informed decisions
- Cultivate a dynamic workforce
Accountability - Willingness to accept responsibility for one's actions
As a government agency, OSHPD is held accountable for its actions. In fact, this "Accountability" is one of the prime factors that separate governmental from private sector organizations. OSHPD is accountable to the people of California, as well as to their representatives, including the Governor and members of the Legislature. OSHPD is also accountable to those who depend on its services, such as healthcare facilities and health professionals, to name two examples. This accountability generates certain expectations for OSHPD's actions.
Communication - The sharing of information
"Communication" means that it is important for OSHPD to effectively and reliably transmit information both internally and externally. It also emphasizes that at OSHPD, communication is "two-way" in nature. OSHPD is a national leader in communication as portrayed by its commitment to making healthcare information available to the public. An example of this is found in OSHPD's hospital financial and utilization reports that are considered to be confidential in many states.
Community - A unified body of individuals
OSHPD embraces a culture where instead of many divisions geographically disbursed working on their own, it is one department coming together to serve its clients and the people of California. OSHPD is a community comprised of unique individuals with special roles and talents who are unified by an identity that is greater than the sum of its parts. This "Community" value is a new value for OSHPD and enhances and supports other areas of OSHPD's strategic planning effort. In the Community Map, OSHPD has formally named the OSHPD team as the "OSHPD Community." The Rallying Cry, "One OSHPD – Working Together," which provides energy for OSHPD's initial efforts toward implementation of its strategic plan, also emphasizes the importance of this new value and the need to work as one organization.
Innovation - A new idea, method or device
"Innovation" typifies what OSHPD does. For example, OSHPD's Cal-Mortgage Program and Health Professions Education Foundation are healthcare accessibility extenders that are unique in state government. OSHPD's Facilities Development Division is known throughout the world for its cutting edge work on health facility structural and functional safety. Although OSHPD is not the only state department in the nation that collects or analyzes health data, many consider OSHPD's Healthcare Information Division to be the best at what it does. OSHPD's Healthcare Workforce Development Division has also garnered repeated accolades for leading the nation in a proactive effort to develop the health workforce.
Integrity - To adhere firmly to a code of moral values
"Integrity" is a very important value for a governmental organization. The dictionary includes the definition: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values, i.e. incorruptibility. At OSHPD, with regard to both internal operations and external relationships, integrity is our cornerstone. Integrity also means that OSHPD can be counted on to always perform in a consistent and fair manner.
Professionalism - Aspiring qualities that mark a profession or agency
"Professionalism" means high standards, self-accountability, and responsibility. Other identified characteristics of professionalism include the need to maintain an ongoing educational process, dedication, and awareness of professional norms in order to achieve a consistency of performance. Put another way, OSHPD team members can be relied upon to always perform in a uniformly excellent manner by continually improving their capabilities and competencies.
Respect - To consider worthy of high regard
"Respect" is a value that OSHPD team members use to guide their work on a daily basis. Respect has meaning for both internal relationships with each other and external relationships with OSHPD's constituents. Each operating unit within OSHPD has a set of clients who utilize OSHPD's services. Despite the enormous volume of interactions, OSHPD has rarely (indeed almost never) received complaints about the way OSHPD's team members treat its clients.
Service - A contribution to the welfare of others
OSHPD is essentially a "Service" organization, providing services for its clients and the California public. These services include the efficient processing of approvals for health facility construction and the collection and dissemination of information from healthcare providers along with many other services OSHPD provides. OSHPD is recognized for its service quality and consistency. OSHPD is committed to maintaining and even improving upon this level of achievement, which is a demanding but achievable goal.
Teamwork - Each doing a part for the good of the whole
OSHPD works as a team of many teams. A team-based approach allows the organization to synergistically apply its various strengths and technical competencies. An illustration of this comes from the Facilities Development Division where a team comprised of structural engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, fire-life safety officers, architects, compliance officers, and others must work together at multiple points in time to review and approve new construction for California's hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Another example is the Healthcare Information Resource Center where a group of creative and dedicated professionals work together to respond creatively to requests for information or data.
- Administrative Services
Provides business and contract services, Small Business and DVBE Advocate, fiscal support, and human resource services such as jobs and exams.
Provides loan insurance for non-profit healthcare facility development.
- Facilities Development Division
Reviews and inspects health facility construction projects.
- Healthcare Information Division
Collects data and distributes information on health & healthcare in California.
- Healthcare Workforce Development Division
Shortage Designation, Research, Data, GIS, Funding, Loan Repayments, Internships, Pilot Projects, and Resources.
- Health Professions Education Foundation
Provides scholarships and loan repayments for healthcare professionals and students.
OSHPD Executive Staff:
Robert P. David was appointed by Governor Brown as director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on April 13, 2012.
Prior to his appointment to OSHPD, David was an executive for the American Hospital Association where he worked on state and federal issues impacting the industry. From 2005 to 2010, David served as the Chief Deputy Director for OSHPD, and before that, he was the Regional Vice President at the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California for six years. Other state government experience includes serving as Assistant Secretary at the Health and Welfare Agency and as Senior Negotiator at the California Medical Assistance Commission.
From 1999 to 2003 David served as a member of the State Emergency Medical Services Commission and is a former member of the San Joaquin County Health Commission. He was selected as a Sierra Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellow in 2002, and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University in 2006.
Carl McLaney, Acting Chief Deputy Director Email
Eric Reslock is a native of Olympia, Washington. He was a 1996-97 Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellow and served six years as legislative and communications director for Assemblyman Bill Leonard, and eight additional years in the same capacity upon Leonard’s election to the State Board of Equalization. Reslock served for three years as chief of public affairs for the California Prison Industry Authority. He is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College’s classical studies curriculum.
Bonita Estrada has served as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) since 2007. Prior to joining OSHPD, she acted as a Training Officer where she trained over 1,000 people in various aspects of EEO. She was elected to the California Civil Rights Officers’ Council Steering Committee in 2010 and is currently serving her third term. Bonita is very committed to EEO and making every environment better than how she found it.
Elizabeth Wied, Chief Counsel Email
Vacant, Deputy Director, Administrative Services Division
J. Scott Christman, Chief Information Officer, Deputy Director for Information Technology Services Email Bio
J. Scott Christman returned to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) on June 2, 2014, to serve as chief information officer and deputy director for Information Technology Services. Prior to his return to OSHPD, Christman served in leadership roles for both private and public sector organizations including a software company, healthcare systems, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Health and Human Services Agency, where much or his work has focused on stimulus-funded health IT initiatives impacting the industry. Christman previously served at OSHPD from 2001 to 2007 as an IT manager and project coordinator primarily supporting enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) and data management initiatives. He is a Sacramento native with an undergraduate degree from Sacramento State University and a graduate degree from the University of Southern California.
Stephen Pollitt, Information Security Officer Email
Carl A. McLaney was appointed as deputy director of the Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division in March 2008. Prior to his appointment, Carl served as a manager in the Cal-Mortgage division. From 1992 to 1995, Carl served as a finance project manager and as special assistant to the executive director for the Century Freeway Housing Program in Los Angeles. Carl is a California native and completed his undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University and post graduate degree at University of Southern California.
Paul Coleman, Deputy Director, Facilities Development Division Email
Chris Tokas, Deputy Division Chief, Sacramento, Facilities Development Division Email
Gordon Oakley was appointed by the OSHPD Director, in June of 2011, to the Deputy Division Chief position, for FDD, in Los Angeles. Prior to this appointment Gordon was a Regional Compliance Officer at FDD for the Coastal Region. Before that Gordon held the Deputy Division Chief position for FDD, in Sacramento. Gordon has been with OSHPD FDD since April of 1994, and left for an Assistant Fire Marshal position at UCLA, in charge of the medical facilities, in 1998 and returned to OSHPD FDD later that year. Gordon spent 20 years at a municipal Fire Department and was the Deputy Fire Chief, for 6 years, prior to coming to State Service, in September of 1993.
Ron Spingarn, Deputy Director, Healthcare Information Division Email
Lupe Alonzo-Diaz was appointed deputy director of the Healthcare Workforce Development Division in November, 2012. Previous to that, she served as OSHPD’s acting chief deputy director and executive director of the Health Professions Education Foundation. Her contributions to workforce development include raising over $100 million for financial incentive programs; leading the development of an e-app for OSHPD’s financial incentive programs; overseeing the implementation of the Healthcare Workforce Clearinghouse; and developing the state’s mental health workforce education and training five-year plan. Alonzo-Diaz has over 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit sector including serving as the executive director of Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and senior advocate for Children’s Advocacy Institute. Alonzo-Diaz graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Economy and History from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeanette Torres was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown as executive director of the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Directors in September, 2013. Ms. Torres held multiple positions at Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities since 2011, including interim hub manager and policy and evaluation coordinator. She was program manager at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education from 2007 to 2011 and was a staff research associate at the University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Torres was program coordinator at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Oakland from 2005 to 2007. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan and is an alumnus of the Women’s Policy Institute and Emerge California.