Motion Picture & TV Fund Partners With UCLA For Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

LOS ANGELES, Calif., February 14, 2012 — The Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF), the 90-year old charity supporting Hollywood’s entertainment industry, announced today a first-of-its-kind affiliation with UCLA Health System and its Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital for a geriatric psychiatry unit on MPTF’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills. The co-branded MPTF and UCLA geriatric psychiatry unit will provide both inpatient and outpatient services to persons 55 years and older with emotional or behavioral disorders. The unit will accommodate up to 12 patients and is anticipated to be fully operational, pending regulatory approvals, by the first quarter of 2013.

“This historic linkage with the UCLA Health System is another key piece in the larger
strategy we have developed for our organization,” said Bob Beitcher, CEO of MPTF.
“Among our many goals, we are focused on building a healthcare campus capable of
delivering a broad set of services to our industry members and, selectively, to the San
Fernando Valley community,” Beitcher concluded.

“UCLA feels privileged to contribute its world-class geriatric expertise to MPTF’s
storied campus,” said Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System.
“UCLA has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the entertainment
community and this new affiliation will be a welcome extension of that,” Feinberg
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