Health Center Partners (HCP), a consortium of 17 primary care organizations in Southern California, is expanding its programs and investments to meet a growing demand in Riverside County.

“To ensure we are meeting the Affordable Care Act’s triple aim of better health, lower costs and increased patient satisfaction, Health Center Partners is expanding the network of member health centers in Riverside County and proactively seeking stakeholder input regarding the evolving health care needs in the area,” said Health Center Partners CEO Henry Tuttle.

Riverside County-based Community Health Systems of Moreno Valley just joined the consortium last month.

HCP also appointed a new regional director for member services for the Riverside area, Guillermo Gonzalez.

Gonzalez comes from Gold Coast Health Plan, where he was former director of government relations, communications and external affairs. Here, he spearheaded public and legislative policy issues for the plan which serves Medi-Cal beneficiaries. He held previous roles with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the Office of the Speaker of the California State Assembly.

In partnership with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and the California Wellness Foundation, HCP recently assembled a series of collaborative sessions to elicit diverse perspectives in Riverside County. These insights will support localized approaches to primary care delivery.