USC Price School of Public Policy

Patrick E. Kapsner

Patrick E. Kapsner

Chief Executive Officer
MemorialCare Medical Foundation

Patrick E. Kapsner is the Chief Executive Officer of MemorialCare Medical Foundation, where he has the authority and responsibility to operate the Corporation in all activities including quality of services, cost effectiveness, economic performance and implementation of system strategies. The MemorialCare Medical Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation, serving patients through portions of Los Angeles and coastal Orange County.

Mr. Kapsner currently serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Physician Groups and the California Medical Group Insurance Company, Risk Retention Group. He is past chairman of the Healthcare Association of Southern California and California Association of Physician Organizations, as well as past president of the Medical Group Management Association Western Section, Orange County Medical Group Management Association, Unified Medical Group Association and American Medical Group Association.

Mr. Kapsner earned his Bachelor of Arts from the California State University at Long Beach and was elected to the Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, in recognition of high scholastic achievement. Mr. Kapsner then earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. He is an adjunct professor in USC’s Health Administration Program and serves on USC’s Health Advisory Board. Mr. Kapsner also serves on the advisory board for The Center for Health Care Management and Policy at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business. Mr. Kapsner is a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Mr. Kapsner served in the 44th Medical Brigade of the United States Army in the Republic of Vietnam from July 1969 to July 1970. He received an honorable discharge in September 1974 and is the recipient of the Bronze Star and RVN Gallantry Cross.

Mr. Kapsner has been involved in numerous local organizations and committees. He has two adult children, David and Katrina, and resides in Irvine, California.

Selected Publications:
Mr. Kapsner has a comprehensive resume of presentations and has been quoted extensively in health care publications. He is also the author of “Primary Care-Owned MSO Values Its Specialists,” May 1994, Managed Care and the Specialty Physician, Vol. 1, No. 5; “The Primary Care Group: The Catalyst for Network Integration,” May 1994, Health Systems Leader; “Healthcare Reform Starts with Primary Care,” March/April 1994, Medical Group Management Journal; “Software Applications in a Multi-Specialty Clinic: Responding to the Changing Needs,” August/September 1984, Software in Health Care.