DCHS Medical Foundation Announces New Physician Affiliations in Northern and Southern California; Names Southern California Chapter Chief Operating Officer

The DCHS Medical Foundation is expanding its footprint along the California coast. The DCHS Medical Foundation, a statewide medical foundation established by Daughters of Charity Health System and headquartered in San Jose, CA, was formed in April 2012.

The Family Medicine Associates of San Jose (FMASJ), consisting of 12 physicians, joined the DCHS Medical Foundation on December 28, 2012. The board-certified family physicians at FMASJ have provided medical care to South Bay residents since 1977. The group also serves as the teaching faculty for the O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency program, which is affiliated with Stanford University.

“We are excited to be part of DCHS Medical Foundation,” says Robert Norman, MD, FMASJ president and director of the residency program. “This partnership strengthens our ability to offer a medical home to our patients while providing fully integrated continuity of care.” More than 10,000 patients receive a full spectrum of medical services at their San Jose location.

The FMASJ practice includes preventive health visits for all ages; acute care; management of chronic diseases; minor surgical procedures; maternity care, coordination of subspecialist care, and more. Areas of expertise include women’s health and obstetrics, newborn and pediatric care, sports medicine, and treatment of headaches, depression, HIV/AIDS and geriatrics.

Also partnering with the DCHS Medical Foundation are George Smith, MD, of Active Medical Group of Northern California in Daly City, and W. Brian Joyce, MD, of Morgan Hill Medical Associates in Morgan Hill. Dr. Smith is board certified in internal medicine and pain medicine. Dr. Joyce is also board certified in internal medicine.

In Southern California, All Care Medical Group and Allied Healthcare Providers Medical Group, both located in Huntington Park, are also now affiliated with the DCHS Medical Foundation. All Care is a multi-specialty medical group initiated in 1948 consisting of approximately 25 physicians, employees and independent contractors representing specialties including internal medicine, dermatology, urology, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics and more. Allied Healthcare Providers Medical Group is the Independent Physician Association (IPA) of All Care and was started in 1984.

Craig Kaner, currently CEO of All Care Medical Group and Allied Healthcare Providers Medical Group, has also taken on the role of the DCHS Medical Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer for Southern California. Kaner has served as administrator for All Care and Allied Healthcare Providers since 1982. Kaner is a seasoned executive with experience in operations, financial management, human resources, team building, and business development. He received his MPA in Health Services Administration from the University of Southern California.

According to Ernie Wallerstein, President and CEO of DCHS Medical Foundation, all of the new members fit into their vision of facilities who provide person-centered care. “We are seeking physician partners who provide quality care and share our values and deep-rooted commitment to serving the diverse communities where the Daughters of Charity sponsor hospitals.” offers Wallerstein. “We have found those values and level of commitment in the physicians comprising our newest affiliations.”

Benefits to physicians joining the foundation are far-reaching, according to Wallerstein. “As a new and exciting venture, the DCHS Medical Foundation offers physicians an opportunity to create the organization from the ground up. They have a voice in how we will accomplish our shared goals of achieving optimal patient outcomes while achieving cost-savings and true integration.”

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