Hospitals & Post-Acute Facilities
Hampton Health in Hospitals and Post-Acute Facilities works within major hospitals and Post-Acute Facilities encompassing a broad spectrum of long-term care, including Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF’s), Independent Living Facilities (ILF’s), adult day care and more.
Dr. John H. Fullerton serves as Medical Director for the division and is credited with co-inventing the hospitalist business (and clinical) methods of care; submitting the first method patent for hospitalist care-"The Sub-Acute Solution: A Method for Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Medical Care and Training"-c in 12/93.
He sits on the Board of Directors for the CCCC (California Culture Change Coalition) which recognizes the need for nursing homes in the continuum of care, but seeks to 'change the culture' by dramatically altering the way in which that care is delivered and transforming the culture into a resident-centered organization, committed to redefining the way staff work and residents are served for the better.
Dr. Fullerton completed his Internal Medicine residency at California Pacific Medical Center (formerly Pacific Presbyterian Hospital), where he was selected “resident of the year’ and subsequently served as a chief medical resident. For more than nine years he worked as a hospitalist and pioneered early ‘hospitalist’ methods at a satellite of CPMC by successfully integrating internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative care principles into an internal medicine program.
Within the field of long-term care (hospital and post-acute), Dr. John Fullerton, on behalf of Hampton Health, Ltd.™, has fostered clinical academic positions involving and developing curricula for in-patients as well as creating medical home care models. His work has served to expand and support the role of certified medical directorships and directorships in residency training programs.
Dr. Fullerton served as Director of Geriatric & Palliative Education and Training at St. Mary’s Medical Center [Dignity Healthcare-SF, CA] and a Key Clinical Faculty Member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program from 2009-2016 and for more than eleven years has remained an active clinical faculty member at some of the most prestigious universities in the nation. As a Clinical Instructor at Yale University and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for UCSF, Dr. Fullerton has provided teaching and mentoring to countless students and residents rotating from UCSF, Kaiser, CPMC, UCLA and USC.
He is on the Board of Directors for the CA Chapter of AMDA (American Medical Directors Association) through CALTCM (California Association of Long-Term Care Medicine) and serves as the AMDA Chair of Public Policy for the State of California in Washington, DC.
In May 2014, Dr. Fullerton took office for a two-year term as President-Elect for the CA Chapter of AMDA, after serving as Vice-President-Elect for the previous two years.
Dr. Fullerton is also on the Board of Directors of the California Coalition for Compassionate Care (CCCC) and remains vigilant in protecting the interests of the frail elderly as seen in his message as the Co-Chair of the CA Chapter of AMDA below.