Erwin Cablayan is a motivated, results-driven leader with extensive healthcare experience and education, who serves as the Chairman of the Board for Healthcare Management Systems, and Chief Executive Officer for a non-profit organization VetRest.
After completing Officer Candidate School with the United States Army and earning a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, Erwin Cablayan was appointed and served as a Detachment Commander for the 501st Signal Detachment based out of Camp Pendleton, California. Erwin began his private sector career in the aerospace industry, where he enhanced his critical thinking and analysis skills and worked as a Senior Systems Analyst for the Boeing Corporation in Renton, Washington. His vision and innovative techniques transformed processes and objectives related to system enhancements. Continuing in the aerospace industry, and in recognition of his skills and achievements, Erwin transitioned to the position of Supervisor of Manufacturing Engineering Systems Analysis and Planning for Rohr Industries in San Diego, California.
Though he originally found success in aerospace, Erwin Cablayan had a bigger focus – making a difference in the lives of others. For a longtime, he felt a strong desire to enter the medical industry and wanted to help elderly patients through the delicate process of aging. To accomplish his career change, Erwin successfully earned his Nursing Home Administrator license and also completed the Preceptor Program. Understanding the complexity of his new profession, he began working on furthering his education and improving the level of services provided to patients. He completed a study in Continuing Education in Gerontology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and then studied at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where he graduated with honors in the Masters in Healthcare Administration program. While at Seton Hall, Erwin was accepted into Upsilon Phi Delta, an honor society that recognizes academic achievement in Health Care Administration.
Erwin Cablayan believes that there are three major elements for all Americans to consider regarding healthcare: cost, quality, and access. He also acknowledges that the balance of these three elements have been sought after by executive levels of government such as the Clinton Administration, and the current administration under President Barack Obama’s affordable care act. In order to improve patient care for the elderly, Erwin Cablayan applied his system analysis and strategic planning skills to develop and implement best practice medical protocols and procedures at Healthcare Management Systems. With the help of his team, he began by focusing on areas that were failing in patient care and implemented measures to improve outcomes. Cablayan used his communication skills to build a reputation and encourage positive relationships within the teams so that maximum results could be achieved in the shortest amount of time. As a result, he created a network of employees who were able to provide the best care to the elderly in nursing homes. Throughout his twenty-five years at Healthcare Management Systems, Erwin Cablayan delivered innovation and changes that continue to impact the field of gerontology within his organization.
Erwin Cablayan has a special connection with veterans, beginning with his military experience. Retiring as a field grade intelligence officer with the U.S. Army, combined with his knowledge of the healthcare system, he was appointed by the founder of VetRest to lead the organization as its CEO. VetRest is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization comprising of compassionate individuals who care about a veteran’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. His newly appointed role as the CEO was designed to facilitate restoration, education, solace, and training for veterans of the United States Armed Forces who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
In addition to his support of the elderly and veteran populations, Erwin Cablayan works hard to give back to the next generation. He is enrolled in the mentoring program at Seton Hall University, with the desire to guide other students in their career paths. He is excited for the future, and his ability to help others succeed by serving on boards for non-profits that align with his desire to improve the delivery of care, one person at a time.