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Barbara Cox Harris, finance director for the Open Door Clinic in Elgin, center, is pictured with Joanne Fillweber, manager, corporate contributions, Johnson & Johnson and Victor Tabbush, Faculty Director, UCLA/ Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Prog

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Updated: October 5, 2012 6:07AM

Families and individuals who receive services from Open Door Clinic in Elgin will be the ultimate beneficiaries of specialized management training completed by the organization’s finance director, Barbara Cox Harris, officials say.

Harris was one of this year’s 42 graduates of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP). This intensive 11-day program, conducted at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of community-based health care and health-related organization executives.

Graduates from the program engaged in a rigorous but relevant curriculum that provides the requisite skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully manage and lead their organizations in a changed world for health care delivery.

During the last four years, Johnson & Johnson has also sponsored participation in the HCEP for executive directors and emerging leaders of AIDS service organizations.

In the 2012 program, 30 participants were from community health centers and 12 participants were from AIDS Service Organizations.

Johnson & Johnson and UCLA developed the program in 2002 in response to the need for community-based health care and health-related organizations to be better equipped to confront the mounting challenges in the nation’s health care and the rising cost of providing medical services.

Community-based health care and health-related organizations provide doctors, basic health services and care facilities to millions of people, particularly the medically underserved and those living in vulnerable communities. Since the program’s inception in 2002, more than 600 executives have graduated with enhanced management and leadership skills.

Participants are selected through a competitive application process, and Johnson & Johnson subsidizes the majority of the program costs.

“The UCLA Anderson School of Management is delighted to partner with Johnson & Johnson to bring needed management training to community-based health care organizations in order to ensure the viability of our country’s community health care providers,” said Victor Tabbush, faculty director at UCLA Anderson for the Health Care Executive Program.

For more information on the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program, including future program dates, visit the website at

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