2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle donning the now ubiquitous medical masks during a meeting in October. Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made … Continue reading 2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda County's initial allotment of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive this Friday, county health officials said. "The big headline is, we don't have it yet," said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. When the shipment of nearly 14,000 doses of the vaccine finally arrives for frontline … Continue reading Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda Health System CEO is out

Delvecchio Finely, the CEO of the Alameda Health System, resigned in a surprise special closed session on Tuesday night. Finley, who has lead the beleaguered health care system since August 2015, offered his resignation at Tuesday night's Alameda Health System Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees, most of which were summarily removed by … Continue reading Alameda Health System CEO is out

Strike is imminent as unions, Alameda Health System, and county supes trade barbs

With 3,000 nurses and health care workers at Alameda Health System hospitals less than 24 hours from a five-day strike, Alameda County supervisors attempted on Tuesday to move both sides toward a last-minute agreement. But after several hours of testimony, nurses and other health care employees at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, and Alameda … Continue reading Strike is imminent as unions, Alameda Health System, and county supes trade barbs

East Bay nears a nurses strike

What will stop this strike is a fair contract.-John Pearson, a SEIU Local 1021 representatives for nurses and health care workers at Alameda Health System who are prepared to begin a five-day strike this Wednesday.

Chan confronts AHS CEO

No. No. No. To my knowledge, we haven't said such a thing.-Alameda Health System CEO Delvecchio Finley last week after Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan asked if the hospital provider is blaming the Board of Supervisors for not adequately funding its facilities.

Alameda County supes will investigate Alameda Health System; propose new governance model

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will investigate allegations made by hospital workers that Alameda Health System hospitals were unprepared for the pandemic and have failed to protect employees during the covid-19 crisis, they said this week. In addition, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said she will present an alternative governance model for oversight of … Continue reading Alameda County supes will investigate Alameda Health System; propose new governance model

Sutter Health exec who wanted to close San Leandro Hospital is poised to lead the Eden District

The Eden Health District, a local government agency that represents most of Central Alameda County, announced Thursday that Michael Mahoney is out as its CEO after more than two years. He will likely be replaced by George Bischalaney, a former Sutter Health official who previously led Castro Valley's Eden Hospital and strongly advocated for the … Continue reading Sutter Health exec who wanted to close San Leandro Hospital is poised to lead the Eden District