Independent Physician Leadership Award ~ 2014
Dr. Kenneth T. Sim, MD
Allied Physicians of California
Dr. Kenneth Sim is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practices general and laparoscopic surgery in the Los Angeles area, is co-chairman of Network Medical Management which provides care for 450,000 patients in seven counties, President and CEO of two Ambulatory Outpatient Surgery Centers in the City of Industry and Alhambra, and Governing Board Member at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center where he is the Chief Surgeon of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Unit.
In October 2014, Dr. Sim merged Allied Physicians of California IPA with their main competitor, Pacific IPA, to transform the IPA model into a population manager to provide the best care at the least cost with the best outcome for 210,000 members. Dr. Sim serves as Chairman of the Board of the newly formed Allied Pacific IPA of California.
In 2012, Dr. Sim and his partners at Allied Physicians of California IPA resurrected LaSalle Medical Associates, a failing IPA in San Bernardino County. By July 2014, LaSalle Medical Associates had successfully completed its corrective action plan with the State’s Department of Managed Health Care and expanded its membership from 160,000 to 250,000, while maintaining a healthy balance sheet and earning the respect of the agency.
In 2011, Dr. Sim and his partners purchased the Sunny View Care Center as a part of an integrated effort to provide better coordination of care to senior citizens in the San Gabriel Valley. In March 2013, US News & World Reports selected the Sunny View Care Center as one of the best senior care centers in California with a Five Star Rating.
Dr. Sim was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Southern California. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Biochemistry in 1976, completed his medical school at the University of Guadalajara/Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1981, and then finalized his training as a General and Trauma Surgeon at the Los Angeles County King-Drew Medical Center in 1989.