Welcome to Alameda Health System. Since 1864, we have served the East Bay’s health care needs. We continue to adapt and transform, caring for a growing and diverse community.
We are committed to excellence in everything we do, with patient and family centered health care at the core.
As a longtime pillar in our communities, we lead in extending care, wellness, and prevention to all. We are a haven for the most vulnerable among us; an advocate for equitable, compassionate and culturally sensitive care regardless of social and financial barriers. We are in the vanguard of medical excellence, with a teaching hospital that draws the nation’s best medical students.
Our mission – Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All – concisely conveys our vital role, and our heartfelt responsibility to promote wellness, eliminate disparities and optimize the health of our communities.
For Alameda Health System, every day is a New Day in health care.
Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All
Alameda Health System will be recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care that promotes wellness, eliminates disparities and optimizes the health of our diverse communities.
Other health systems commit to care – We live the promise of community health.
Other health systems serve some – We serve all.
Other health systems heal – We train, teach and lead.
Other health systems provide health care – We educate and enable people to better care for themselves.
Other health systems support the community – We are the community.
Alameda Health System (AHS) is an integrated public health care system of five hospitals and four wellness centers with over 800 beds and 1,000 physicians. Founded in 1864 as Alameda County Infirmary, we’ve forged a legacy of commitment to our communities.
By the 1920s, our Fairmont Hospital emerged as the first public rehabilitation facility in the West. In 1927, Highland Hospital opened, pioneering its own school of nursing. The ‘60s brought an innovative network of neighborhood-based clinics, essential for wellness and preventive care.
John George Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1992, as our separate components consolidated into what is now Alameda Health System, employing over 4,500 and charged with ensuring quality health care for all. Most recently, AHS added San Leandro and Alameda hospitals.
The heart of the AHS mission – Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All – continues to drive innovation, change and growth as we promote wellness and eliminate health care disparities.
Level 1 Adult Trauma Center Designation
American College of Surgeons
“Baby Friendly” Designation
World Health Organization and UNICEF
Primary Stroke Center Certification
American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission
Get with the Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award
Get with the Guidelines—Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Award
American Heart Association
Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
American Heart Association, American Stroke Association
Five-Star Quality Rating for Nursing Homes
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Fairmont Hospital/Alameda Hospital
Performance Excellence Awards
Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes
Highland Hospital/Alameda Hospital
C-Section Honor Roll
California Health and Human Services and Smart Care California
CenteringPregnancy Approved Site
Centering Healthcare Institute
Always Events Recognition
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Patient Care Technician Program, Highland Hospital
Quest for Zero: Excellence in ED Recognition
BETA Healthcare Group
Highland Hospital/Alameda Hospital/San Leandro Hospital
Quest for Zero: Excellence in OB Recognition
BETA Healthcare Group
College of American Pathologists
Blood Bank and Transfusion Service Accreditation
American Association of Blood Banks
Echocardiography Lab Accreditation
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
Oakland Magazine’s Best Doctors
Dr. Alden Harkin (Department of Surgery)
Dr. Ken Schneider (Department of Pathology)
Dr. Evan Seevak (Department of Ambulatory and Preventive Medicine)
Quality Leaders Award Honorable Mention
California Association of Public Hospitals/Safety Net Institute
Dr. Indhu Subramanian (Department of Medicine) and our sepsis team
2012 Emergency Medicine Clinical Pathology Case Competition Winner
American College of Emergency Physicians
Dr. Charlotte Wills (Department of Emergency Medicine)
The Executive Leadership Team is charged by the Board of Trustees to provide leadership and organizational management in operations, mission integration, finance and support services, and strategic direction of the organization.
Alameda Health System Chief Executive Officer Delvecchio Finley is a visionary leader with a history of creating significant changes in public health care systems. As AHS’s top leader, he embodies its mission of “Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All.”
Mr. Finley’s extensive experience includes serving as chief executive officer of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center and teaching hospital serving more than 700,000 residents. In the Bay Area, he held executive and administrative posts for various hospitals.
Mr. Finley is board certified in health care management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. He holds graduate certification in health policy, law and management from Duke University. He is a leader in local and national health care professional organizations and a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities.
He resides in Alameda County.
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Emory University; Master of Public Policy degree, Duke University
Luis Fonseca is an accomplished health care executive with extensive experience improving and expanding health care services while achieving excellence in clinical and operational outcomes.
As Alameda Health System’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fonseca provides operational and strategic leadership to the executives of our hospitals, wellness centers, and skilled nursing facilities. He also plays a key role in ensuring that operations are functioning effectively and that AHS stays focused on clinical excellence and quality improvement as it executes strategy.
Before joining AHS, Mr. Fonseca served as chief operating officer at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas, Calif., where he supported the growth of new programs and existing services and provided management oversight for clinical integration and quality improvement.
Mr. Fonseca is a California Health Leadership College Fellow, and a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Mr. Fonseca holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in business.
As chief medical officer, Dr. Ghassan Jamaleddine oversees medical operations including quality of care and patient safety, coordination of care, development of clinical information systems, and physician engagement in strategic initiatives.
He plays a key role in the leadership and development of Alameda Health Partners, AHS’s physician organization. Dr. Jamaleddine is known for patient advocacy, team building, and improving medical education and interdisciplinary communication.
He previously served as chief medical officer at New York City Health + Hospital/ Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where he focused on physician mentoring and coaching, safety, and quality of care. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary care, and critical care medicine.
Dr. Jamaleddine holds a medical degree from American University of Beirut.
As chief information officer, Mark Amey will oversee the installation of Alameda Health System’s new electronic health record project, which will enhance the coordination of patient care across the public hospital system.
Mr. Amey has more than 20 years of experience in the field of health care IT including, management of outsourced technology vendors and the conversion of services to state-of-the-art in-house operations. He most recently served as Associate Chief Information Officer at University of California San Diego Health, where he was responsible for day-to day operations of the infrastructure teams, project management office, and Security and Information System operations for the organization.
Mr. Amey’s background includes serving as Chief Technology Officer during a conversion to EHR at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital-Stanford Health, and serving as Chief Information Officer at University of Southern California Health.
Mr. Amey holds a master’s in business administration.
As Chief Administrative Officer, Population Health, Tangerine Brigham leads Alameda Health System’s efforts to improve patient experience, reduce costs, and transition to population health management.
She is responsible for establishing AHS wellness and disease management programs to deliver the best value in high-quality, integrated health care. She also works with community partners and government leaders to improve health equity and to develop programs and services addressing key social determinants of health, such as lack of housing or access to fresh food.
Ms. Brigham has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit and public sectors, most recently as deputy director of managed care services for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She oversaw Healthy San Francisco and My Health LA, programs expanding health access for the uninsured and undocumented.
Master’s in public policy, University of California, Berkeley; bachelor’s in economics, UCLA. National Association of Public Hospitals Fellow.
Alameda Health System General Counsel Mike Moye oversees all legal services related to AHS operations and advises leadership on matters involving health care, regulations, public agencies, strategic business planning and complex labor and employment issues.
Mr. Moye manages the Office of the General Counsel, provides administrative oversight for the Internal Audit and Compliance departments, oversees collaboration with outside counsel and manages litigation.
Mr. Moye’s experience includes 20 years with Bay Area law firm Hanson Bridgett, where as a partner he chaired the Labor and Employment Section. He is experienced in handling sensitive fact-finding and investigative matters.
Mr. Moye has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer and by the Bar Association of San Francisco and local law schools for his efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession. He serves on the Alameda County Community Food Bank board.
Juris Doctor, UCLA; Bachelor of Science, U.S. Military Academy