Richard E. Horowitz has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s American Society for Clinical Pathology Award for Distinguished Service Honoring Israel Davisohn. He received the award during opening ceremonies of the society’s national meeting in San Diego in September.

Horowitz retired at the end of 1995, after 27 years as director of ;aboratories and senior pathologist at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He is currently a clinical professor of pathology at both the USC and UCLA schools of medicine. He is also immediate past president of the attending staff of the LAC+USC Medical Center.

Five health leaders have been seated on the board of the L.A. Care Health Plan: Rodney Armstead, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Watts Health Foundation/United Health Plan; Mark Finucane, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; Castulo de la Rocha, president and chief executive officer of AltaMed Health Services; Robert Tranquada, Norman Topping /NME Professor of Medicine and Public Policy at USC; and John Edwards, chief executive officer of the Pacific Alliance Medical Center.

L.A. Care Health Plan (formerly known as the Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County) was created to serve about 650,000 of Los Angeles County’s 1.2 million Medi-Cal eligible recipients as part of California’s plan to move most Medi-Cal users to managed care health plans.