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Sep 22

ACCELERATE LONG BEACH // Healthcare & Wellness

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Join the Long Beach Economic Partnership for ACCELERATE LONG BEACH, our quarterly economic forum exploring careers in healthcare.

Join the Long Beach Economic Partnership for Accelerate Long Beach, our quarterly economic forum, where we’re exploring the career opportunities in one of densest healthcare delivery environments in California.

We’ll hear from the Cal State University, Long Beach Office of Economic Research about Long Beach’s economic picture, and how the healthcare industry strengthens not only our bodies and minds, but our community, too.

We’ll also hear from healthcare industry leaders on how those looking for a career in healthcare can find opportunity, success, and a lifestyle of wellness in Long Beach.

This live, virtual conference is free and open to all. Live Q&A sessions with our speakers and experts will give you a chance to get deeper insight into Long Beach’s economic picture, and the opportunities available in the local healthcare sector.

The information and data we’ll share will be useful not only to those already doing business in the city, but anyone looking to relocate or work here.


Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long CEO John Bishop, a certified public accountant named among the nation’s top CFOs in Health Care by Becker’s Hospital Review;

St. Mary Medical Center President and CEO Carolyn Caldwell, who has more than two decades of results-driven executive experience as a leader in the healthcare industry;

City of Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis, a longtime family physician and public health expert who grew up in Long Beach and has dedicated her career to keeping people healthy;

CSULB Dean of the College of Health and Human Services Dr. Monica Lounsbery, whose research focuses on increasing population level physical activity;

Long Beach Community Hospital Board of Directors Chair John Molina, a founding partner of the investment partnership Pacific6 Enterprises and former CFO of Molina Healthcare;

Councilmember Stacy Mungo, serving the Fifth District, is the Chair of the Economic Development & Finance Committee;

Councilmember Suely Saro, who was recently elected to serve the Sixth District and is the first Cambodian American elected official in Long Beach;

CSULB Professor & Chair of Economics Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D., who helped develop the Accelerate Long Beach quarterly economic forums and specializes in urban and environmental economics, with emphasis in applied econometrics and methodology; and

CSULB Professor & Associate Director of the Office of Economic Research Robert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D., who brings more than three decades of experience to his public speaking, economic studies and policy analysis.



Welcome to Accelerate Long Beach from the Long Beach Economic Partnership.

Be Your Whole Self in Long Beach

Long Beach is a place where you can be your full self, enjoying a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance all while having access to the care you need to stay well. With five major hospitals, career opportunities for healthcare workers are abundant, and folks in any industry can play hard knowing there are plenty of outdoor activities and healthcare options to support their own wellbeing.

Dr. Anissa Davis

Update from Long Beach Health Department on COVID-19.

Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D.

Cal State University, Long Beach economist Robert Kleinhenz will share valuable insight on the economic recovery in Long Beach, and on the national level.

Long Beach’s Thriving Health Ecosystem Offers Diverse Opportunities

In addition to 5 world-class hospitals, Long Beach is also home to a vast network of community clinics and independent healthcare and wellness providers that offer specialized care to serve one of the most diverse communities in the United States. Long Beach, with a population of roughly 466,000 people, is one of the densest healthcare delivery environments in California, allowing service providers to cater to people at every stage of life. Besides being one of the largest employers in Long Beach, the healthcare and wellness industries also offer some of the best wages for workers.

Seiji Steimetz, Ph.D.

Chair of the Cal State University, Long Beach Department of Economics, Seiji Steimetz, will discuss Long Beach’s economic picture, including employment data and how the healthcare and wellness industries are creating new jobs and opportunities locally.

Live Q&A with Dr. Kleinhenz and Dr. Steimetz to follow.


Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event free and open to all those interested in the future of healthcare and wellness in Long Beach.

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