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Alameda Health System Names Terry Lightfoot Director of Government and Community Relations

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OAKLAND, Calif., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alameda Health System (AHS) has announced the appointment of Terry Lightfoot as the Director of Government and Community Relations. Mr. Lightfoot will serve as a liaison with elected officials, monitoring the latest updates to health care laws while expanding AHS's community engagement.

"Terry's extensive background coordinating complex partnerships in both the health care and public works sector will greatly benefit AHS," said Carladenise Edwards, Chief Strategy Officer of AHS. "His knowledge of the East Bay and existing relationships with government and community stakeholders will help us solidify our role as a trusted advisor on important health care issues."

Most recently, Mr. Lightfoot served as Community Relations and Outreach Manager for L. Luster & Associates, responsible for the Community Outreach Plan that supported the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District's $178 million Bus Rapid Transit Project. He also served as the Public Participation Manager for HNTB where he worked to strengthen and improve relationships in support of a variety of construction and light rail projects in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Additionally, he led government, community and media relations as the Public Affairs Director for Kaiser Permanente and has served as the Director of Outreach Communications for the University of California.

He started his career as a journalist covering local government and politics at the Modesto Bee. Mr. Lightfoot earned a Bachelor's of Science in Journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

About Alameda Health System (AHS)

Alameda Health System, a major public health care provider headquartered in Oakland, California, is recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care with more than 4,500 employees, 1,000 physicians and 480 volunteers. Their facilities include Highland Hospital, a major regional trauma center and teaching hospital; Alameda Hospital, an acute care facility providing emergency, in-patient and outpatient services in Alameda; San Leandro Hospital, which provides emergency and in-patient hospital care services; John George Psychiatric Hospital, an acute and emergency care facility in San Leandro; Fairmont Hospital, an acute rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility, also in San Leandro; and four ambulatory wellness centers in Oakland as well as in Newark and Hayward.

CONTACT: Jerri Applegate Randrup JRandrup@alamedahealthsystem.org 510-437-4732

Source:Alameda Health System