CSU, Chico News

Lecturer Appointed Deputy Director for State Health Care Services

Date: 11-14-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Claudia Crist, Lecturer
Department of Health and Community Services

Claudia Crist, a multicultural health and health care delivery systems lecturer at California State University, Chico, has been appointed deputy director of health care delivery systems at the California Department of Health Care Services.

Crist has been a lecturer in CSU, Chico’s Department of Health and Community Services since 2013. Since that time, she has also been the revenue cycle process leader at Sutter Health Shared Services Center in Roseville, California, where she has held several positions since 2000, including assistant administrator, regional director of training and development, system director of clinical auditing, manager of clinical auditing and senior internal auditor.

In her role as deputy director, Crist will be responsible for developing, promoting and implementing health care delivery systems to more than nine million beneficiaries of the state’s Medi-Cal program. She will directly manage several divisions, including long-term care, Medi-Cal managed care, systems of care, and the low-income health programs; direct and coordinate the department’s programs to ensure uniformity and efficiency; and, together with three other deputy directors, administer the $66 billion Medi-Cal budget.

Crist is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the California Association of Healthcare Leaders. She holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California.

She begins in her new position Jan. 2, 2015.

CSU, Chico’s Department of Health and Community Services offers options in health education and health services administration and prepares graduates for immediate work in the health industry. Learn more about the department at www.csuchico.edu/hcsv.