2021 CALTCM Leadership Award

The CALTCM Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions in the areas of education, practice, administration or policy in long term care. This leadership is characterized by results of increased visibility of critical issues, creation of solutions to significant problems, and positive impacts on the overall quality of care in post acute and long term care.

In Recognition of Exemplary Leadership and Dedication in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

CALTCM is proud to present the 2021 CALTCM Leadership Award to: 

Noah Marco, MD

Noachim (Noah) Steve Marco, M.D. serves as the chief medical officer for the Los Angeles Jewish Home and the Brandman Health Plan. He is also the executive director of the Brandman Research Institute and the medical director of our IPA, LAJH Medical Associates. Prior to joining the Home, Dr. Marco was the vice president of medical affairs at Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC). At NHMC, he led numerous improvement efforts, served on a wide range of hospital, system-wide and community committees. Before NHMC, Dr. Marco was president of the medical staff of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills, California and chair of the Bioethics Committee. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, he was in private practice and was Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine at the USC School of Medicine.

With more than 30 years of experience as a physician, Dr. Marco is also a prolific writer, and a sought-after speaker. He has presented numerous lectures, and led workshops on a broad range of medical issues and topics that include elder care, clinician patient communication, and physician training. His podcast Who Cares? The future of home care is currently on I-tunes.

Dr. Marco’s expertise on caring for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic has been published by numerous print news agencies. In addition, he appeared on several news broadcasts, and has spoken on numerous healthcare webinars. He participated in several Delphi panels that led to published articles and letters to regulators. He currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Group of LeadingAge. The Clinical Advisory Group assists LeadingAge develop policy positions on issues that impact care for seniors and provider operations, and helps LeadingAge staff with their communication to federal agencies.  

The mayor of Los Angeles acknowledged Dr. Marco’s efforts to set the standards for COVID-19 testing in nursing facilities at a widely covered press conference.

He holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree from UCLA, and his medical degree is from U.C. Davis. His Internal Medicine residency was at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco (now called California Pacific Hospital).