The medical practitioner, public well being chief, and coverage advocate has devoted her profession to advancing social justice and well being fairness.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Alameda Well being System (AHS) introduced in the present day that Kinkini Banerjee has been named president of the AHS board of trustees. The board is the governing physique of AHS, the general public well being care supplier and medical coaching establishment that has served Alameda County since 1864.
“I’m honored to imagine the duties of the chair of the board within the 159th yr of Alameda Well being System’s evolution,” Banerjee stated. “AHS is an important anchor establishment of Alameda County. As we face a number of overlapping crises together with the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating bodily and psychological sickness, injustice and well being inequities, AHS is dedicating sources and infrastructure to interrupt boundaries to equitable entry to care, therapy, and well being. I stay up for working with our board, AHS employees, county leaders, sufferers, and companions to develop built-in, culturally congruent, seamless continuums of care that honor the humanity, dignity, and company of everybody we serve in our richly numerous county.”
Banerjee has served as a trustee of the board at AHS for 9 years, throughout which she acted as board liaison to the AHS well being, fairness, variety, and inclusion (HEDI) steering committee. She brings over two and half a long time of expertise within the non-profit sector, medical and public well being apply, coverage advocacy, and philanthropy addressing a broad vary of points impacting the well being, social, and financial well-being of infants, youngsters, ladies and gender-expansive individuals, households, and communities of coloration. Banerjee is the founder and principal of Sage Transformations, a corporation and programs transformation agency. Beforehand, she served as director of coalitions at the US Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). She is a previous president of the board of Constructing Futures, which works to finish homelessness and violence amongst ladies and households.
“As a trustee, Kinkini Banerjee supplied invaluable help and steerage by way of the COVID-19 pandemic and a interval of huge change in well being care. She has been a pressure for transformation who was instrumental in stabilizing our group, strengthening our tradition, and ushering in “the adoption of a brand new strategic plan. At this pivotal time for AHS, I’ve little question that she is the correct particular person to steer the AHS board of trustees. I stay up for partnering together with her to serve our mission,” stated James JacksonCEO of Alameda Well being System.
Banerjee is South Asian Indian and the primary immigrant to carry the place of board president at AHS. She succeeds Dr. Taft Bhuket, who served as president of the board of trustees from 2021 to 2023.
“My deepest gratitude to the beloved Alameda Well being System employees household and our devoted Board of Trustees, and to leaders in any respect ranges of positional authority who got here earlier than us. We construct on their efforts each single day to do and be higher in the present day than we had been yesterday. I need to particularly thank outgoing Chair, Dr. Bhuket, for his dedicated, fearless management as Board Chair to steward AHS at a time of organizational transition,” stated Banerjee.
About Alameda Well being System
Alameda Well being System (AHS) is a number one public built-in well being care supplier and medical coaching establishment acknowledged for its world-class affected person and family-centered care. AHS supplies complete medical therapy, well being promotion and illness prevention all through our built-in community of hospitals, clinics and well being providers. AHS consists of three acute care hospitals, 4 ambulatory care wellness facilities, 4 post-acute amenities and the one psychiatric emergency division in Alameda County. AHS is dedicated to selling wellness and optimizing the well being of the neighborhood by way of the mission of caring, therapeutic, instructing and serving all. For extra info, go to AlamedaHealthSystem.org.
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