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Alameda Health System Honors Employee Service at Sixth Annual Recognition Dinner

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alameda Health System (AHS) has announced that a total of 263 employees were honored for their dedicated service at the Annual Employee Awards Banquet, which took place on September 5, 2014. The recognized employees have given a remarkable 7,859 years of collective service to AHS.

"Our dedicated employees have created an environment at AHS that continually enhances the patient experience, while also encouraging innovation, growth and high achievement," said Wright L. Lassiter, III, Chief Executive Officer of AHS. "I am honored to work alongside so many care experts who are focused on world-class treatment that is patient-centered and compassionate. I extend my sincere thanks on behalf of the organization for the ongoing commitment of our people in service to the diverse East Bay community."

Each honoree was presented with a certificate and a distinctive "star" pin denoting their length of service, which ranged from 20 to more than 40 years. Among those honored were Donna Gonzales and Beverly Jew, each with 40 years of service to AHS.

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