Oakland, Calif. — July 12, 2018—Alameda Health System announced today its CEO Delvecchio Finley was named board chairman of the Essential Hospitals Institute, the research and quality arm of the national parent organization America’s Essential Hospitals.

“I’m honored to serve as chair of the Essential Hospitals Institute,” Finley said. “The Institute has a rich history of excellence in research, education, and leadership development that advances health and wellness in communities across our country, particularly for our most vulnerable populations. The Institute’s work is critical for essential hospitals as we transform our delivery systems through simultaneous pursuits of delivering high-quality care and addressing vexing issues of equity and disparity among the populations we serve.”

Essential Hospitals Institute supports essential hospitals nationally, as they provide high-quality, equitable and affordable care to their communities.

“Our board members are key collaborators in our advocacy and research efforts,” said Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, president and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals. “We look forward to the perspectives, expertise, and frontline experience they’ll bring to our organization.”

Essential Hospitals Institute works closely with members of America’s Essential Hospitals to identify best practices from the field, conduct research and disseminate innovative strategies. America’s Essential Hospitals is a national membership organization providing advocacy, policy development, research and education to hospitals and health systems serving vulnerable communities. As an essential public health care provider, Alameda Health System is aligned with America’s Essential Hospitals in its focus on improving individual and population health, especially for vulnerable people.

Lorna Fernandes, Media Relations Manager