Thank You for Your Partnership in Caring for our Communities
Happy New Year! DRAFT
The rate of change in the health care environment continues to accelerate at a rapid pace. Yet, almost every day we hear inspiring stories from the communities we serve. As a not-for-profit, community based health system, we know that working in partnership with our community is the best way to improve the health of our collective community. Thank you for being our partner in that effort in 2018.
As in past years, our quality of care is validated through nationally respected organizations. We again received top recognition from Healthgrades, Becker’s Healthcare, the American Heart Association and more. U.S. News & World Report ranked Concord and Walnut Creek medical centers in the top three in the San Francisco metro area and top 14 in California.
Last October, we announced that we signed a letter of intent with UCSF Health to develop a cancer network designed to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients throughout the East Bay. Central to the network will be the development of a world-class outpatient center in Walnut Creek. DRAFT
In June 2018, we opened our first joint outpatient center for primary care and specialty care in Berkeley. The Berkeley Outpatient Center is another example of ongoing collaborations between John Muir Health and UCSF Health. In addition to primary and urgent care, leading experts in a wide range of specialties are now available to patients in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and the surrounding areas.
We are equally proud of our diverse programs, collaborations and contributions that help to improve access to health care and the overall health of the most vulnerable residents in our community. As a not-for-profit, community-based health system, addressing community needs is rooted in our values. In support of a partnership that has spanned 10 years, we made a holiday contribution of $35,000 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in support of the Community Produce Program. In 2019, we will see a significant expansion of Beyond Violence, a hospital-based youth violence intervention program for trauma patients between the ages of 15 and 25. This important work was made possible by a $1 million first-time grant from the CARESTAR Foundation.
You will hear a lot about our new mobile health clinic in 2019. Thanks to the support of the John Muir Health Foundation, we will have a brand new vehicle to serve patients who might not otherwise get treatment. The mobile health clinic is one of the important ways we work to ensure that our whole community has the access they need to quality care. We expect to take delivery of the new unit late in the spring and debut it to the community shortly thereafter. DRAFT
As we start a new year, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on all that we accomplished in 2018 and to look forward to what’s to come in 2019. Our success begins with our extraordinary partners and we look forward to finding creative ways to strengthen those relationships as we serve our communities and our patients.
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President and CEO