PRN: Alameda County Medical Center CEO Wright L. Lassiter III Named a Top U.S. Minority Executive by Modern Healthcare Magazine

Alameda County Medical Center CEO Wright L. Lassiter III Named a Top U.S. Minority Executive by Modern Healthcare Magazine

OAKLAND, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) Chief Executive Officer Wright L. Lassiter III was named earlier this week as one of Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Top 25 Minority Executives in U.S. Healthcare for 2012.

The prestigious national award recognizes minority healthcare executives for the ability to effect change in the industry, success within an organization, a willingness to share expertise, and service as a mentor or role model to other minority leaders. Lassiter, who operates by a principle he terms ‘servant leadership’ has worked for public and private healthcare institutions for over 20 years.

“I credit our employees and physician partners for the success we have achieved together,” said Lassiter. “No one achieves goals alone and our continued journey to excellence will be sustained by ongoing collaboration and teamwork.”

Since taking the helm of ACMC in 2005, Lassiter has:

  • moved ACMC from a net deficit of $53.6 million to financial health;
  • redesigned and expanded ACMC’s ambulatory network to better serve the system’s diverse communities and patient populations;
  • settled numerous labor agreements and greatly improved relations with ACMC’s unions;
  • successfully implemented a culture change that embraces a patient-centric approach; and
  • raised expectations and improved metrics for quality across ACMC.

Modern Healthcare is a major healthcare trade publication written for hospital and health system executives as an industry-intensive news source.

About ACMC

Alameda County Medical Center ( is a nationally recognized public healthcare system with more than 2,800 employees, 500 physicians, and 475 beds. It serves the residents of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area through six facilities including Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Contacts: Jerri Applegate Randrup Curt Olsen
Alameda County Medical Center AMF Media Group
510.4374732 office 925.790.2620 office
510.290.4080 mobile 415.283.8017 mobile
jrandrup curt

SOURCE Alameda County Medical Center


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