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Alameda Health System Names Tyler J. Bennett Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services

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OAKLAND, Calif., July 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alameda Health System (AHS) announced today that Tyler J. Bennett has been named Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services. Mr. Bennett will oversee all of AHS' hospital and community-based clinics, including planning development, funding and strategic initiatives.

"Tyler has a vast understanding of the clinical challenges and leadership required for the highest level of patient care and satisfaction," said Wright L. Lassiter, III, Chief Executive Officer of AHS. "At AHS, our focus continues to be improving the health of our diverse communities through our neighborhood wellness centers."

Mr. Bennett has over 20 years of physician, hospital, and consulting experience in ambulatory care operations, service line and business development, financial management, and strategic planning.

Most recently, Mr. Bennett was the Director, Delivery System Strategy at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals for the Northern California Region. In collaboration with health plan/hospital and medical group senior executives, Mr. Bennett provided strategic leadership and consultation on the development and implementation of the integrated delivery system strategy for three service areas with 4 hospitals and 1,100+ physicians across 25 medical office buildings serving 750,000 health plan members.

Previously, Mr. Bennett was the Director of Ambulatory Services for the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF) and California Pacific Medical Center. At SPMF, he provided leadership and direction for 8 multi-specialty physician practice divisions, 3 outpatient hospital departments, and 12 outreach sites located throughout California and Nevada.

Mr. Bennett received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada Reno. He holds a M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at the University of San Francisco.

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

Source:Alameda Health System