Davis Liu, MD – Final Presentation to TPMG Board of Directors – May 15, 2014.
Here is my final presentation to the Board of Directors as at the brand new Kaiser Permanente San Leandro medical center – Thursday, May 15th, 2014. Like everything on this blog, the presentation is a reflection of my thoughts and I am solely responsible for the content. LIU-Final-Board-Presentation-5-2014-1
Introductory Remarks from Chairman of the Board, Chris Palkowski
As many of you know, Davis will be exiting today as Roseville’s elected representative. Davis is leaving as the longest serving Roseville short-term director – three terms over nine years. I’d like to take this opportunity to not only as board chair but also a Roseville shareholder to thank Davis for a job well done. The directors here are very familiar with Davis’ presence in the board room. He is well prepared, he is on topic, his comments are insightful. This thoughts are often probing and thought provoking. He has consistently improved the conversation and thinking on this board.
He has spoken his mind. He will be missed on the board.
While all of you are familiar with Davis’ work on the board, you can’t possibly be familiar with his work at the medical center. Davis has consistently taken what he has heard here, studied it, digested it, and then translated it into strategic action for shareholders. His communications sessions have shown hours of care and preparation and they were crafted to deliver his best thinking and perspectives on the board, the medical group, the organization, and health care in general.
His messages to his shareholders have been bold and honest. He has been courageous to tell his shareholders what he felt they needed to hear and not necessarily what they wanted to hear even if it was not in his own personal best interest to do so.
At the end of the day he has served the board with heart, mind, and integrity and he has left a lasting impression not only on the board but also the Roseville medical center. So I’d like to thank Davis for his 9 years of service.
Closing Remarks from Executive Director, Robert Pearl
I will personally miss you Davis very much. It’s hard for me to believe he started the board at age 34 to have the ability and courage to step forward into a leadership role in the first couple years of training only while most other physicians are still trying to figure out how to use their stethoscope, the work and dedication to do the other things and you were willing to step forward. I knew you came with a business background. I think you kept us moving in a good way in two directions at once. I think you continued to affect this board moving us back to our roots. Back to the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Back to the people like Sidney Garfield, Morris Colleen, and Cecil Cutting, and all the other folks who really understood that mission and who understood the value and very much like a Steve Jobs – did things not because they were easy but because they were right.
You always insisted at every point that we do that. That we do that in the way we provided our care, the way we treated our physicians, the way we behaved as a board with the questions that he asked.
At the same time you’ve always propelled us forward and driven me to look to the future. To ask how do we use technology and social media. How do we have better white coats and have pockets that can carry the iPad, the iPhone, and something else to carry the iVideo.
To make sure we were the organization that was wedded to the future and to the past. I think that voice of yours will be very much missed at the table. I think the North Valley will gain because you will have more energy and more time to help with the leadership. I know you’ll be working with us as we look at all the different opportunities that exist with technology. I know that your passion for making sure that we are the national leader in primary care and able to provide and attract the best physicians and do things that no one else can do because we are both wedded to the past and leaders into the future.
I will personally miss your friendship. I will personally miss your comments. I will personally miss the fact that you drove me and the whole board to simply do a better job on behalf of our physicians and the people who should be here thanking you are 8,000 of them as well as the 3.5 million to 4 million patients whose care is better as a result.
So once again Davis, let me thank you for all of the stuff you have done.