Community Leaders Supported Era of Profound Transformation in
Public Health Care
OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two Alameda County
Medical Center (ACMC -- www.acmedctr.org) Trustees, Barbara Price and
Ilene Weinreb -- who helped preside over an era of sweeping and
positive change in the county's public health care system -- announced
their retirement at the end of June. The Trustees served as members of
the governing body of the Medical Center for nine years each.
Price, who is vice president of the Board is also chief executive
officer of PK Consultants, an Alameda-based government and private
sector consulting firm. She is a former City of Antioch Council Member
and President of the Bay Division of the League of California Cities.
Weinreb is a former Mayor of Hayward and a longtime community activist
in Alameda County. Both Trustees were honored for their service to ACMC
and the community during the Alameda County Medical Center Board of
Trustees meeting on June 26.
As valued and knowledgeable community leaders, Price and Weinreb's
contributions to ACMC resulted in measurable improvements in the
quality of health care received by Alameda County residents. For
instance, as Chair of the Quality Professional Services Committee,
Price provided leadership and focus to the Harm Reduction Team
initiative resulting in an overall reduction of harm by 48 percent.
Weinreb, who has served previously as President of the Board of
Trustees, "was instrumental in restoring trust and a sense of dignity
to the Board at a time when those elements were badly needed,"
according to a resolution of the Alameda County Medical Center Board of
Trustees. Weinreb will remain as a member of the Board until a
replacement is appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
Both Trustees received special commendations for their years of service
from the Board of Supervisors. During a brief ceremony, the two
retiring Trustees were lauded by their peers and community leaders.
"Ilene (Weinreb) has always focused the Board on making investments in
human capital," noted Daniel Boggan Jr, current president of the Board
of Trustees. "She had two guiding principles: trust and respect for
others." Wright L. Lassiter III, chief executive officer of ACMC added
that Ms. Weinreb "always asked about what's best for the patients and
employees we serve."
Boggan and Lassiter also praised Price for "creating and embedding the
'DNA' in our organization that expects excellence from our employees
and each other every day."
The Board of Trustees governs ACMC, a nationally recognized public
healthcare system that includes a major regional trauma center and
which serves as a teaching facility for future doctors, surgeons and
medical specialists. ACMC Trustees are appointed by the Alameda County
Board of Supervisors to review, approve and guide the Medical Center's
plans and activities on behalf of the people of Alameda County with an
aim to continually improve the overall health of the county's
About Alameda County Medical Center
Alameda County Medical Center (www.acmedctr.org) is a nationally
recognized public healthcare system with more than 2,800 employees, 500
physicians, and 475 accredited beds. ACMC provides comprehensive, high
quality medical treatment and compassionate care to all residents of
CONTACT: Jerri Applegate Randrup
Alameda County Medical Center
Monique Binkley Smith
Alameda County Medical Center