Dr. Fabiny is a clinical administrator and program developer at the San Francisco VA Health Care System with an interest in both improving existing clinical programs for older veterans and developing new clinical programs to better meet the needs of frail, complex, older veterans.
She is currently working on several projects. One is to support the expansion and refinement of the work being done by the SFVAHCS complex care case management team, Intensive Management for Patient Aligned Care Teams (IMPACT). Our goal as a health care system is to both identify as early as we can those patients whose needs are expanding beyond the capacity of the primary care setting and provide them with assessments and supports that will enable them to live in the community for as long as possible. This includes an innovative clinic and home-visit Capacity Assessment team.
The second is the development of an intensive supportive housing site for formerly homeless, older veterans at the Colma Veterans Village built by Mercy Housing. This is a collaborative venture with the San Francisco VA HUD-VASH program, the San Francisco VA Health Care System, Health Plan of San Mateo County, the Public Housing Authority of San Mateo County, Brilliant Corners, the Town of COlma and the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
The third is helping to lead the SFVAHCS to become a formally designated Age Friendly Health System with the Institute for Health Care Improvement and the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Dr. Fabiny arrived from Boston and Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) in 2015. She had been Chief of Geriatrics and Medical Director of the PACE Program at CHA, a safety net public hospital. During her 20 year tenure at HMS Dr. Fabiny held clinical and educational leadership roles at Hebrew Senior Life and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was one of the inaugural recipients of the Geriatrics Academic Career Award, a Rabkin Medical Education Fellow and a member of The Academy at HMS.