Kinkini Banerjee has been named chair of the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees

The clinical practitioner, public health leader, and policy advocate has dedicated her career to advancing social justice and health equity.

Oakland, California., January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Alameda Health System (AHS) today announced that Kinkini Banerjee has been named chair of the AHS Board of Trustees. The Board is the governing body of the AHS, the public health care provider and medical training institution that has served Alameda County Since 1864.

“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of the Board in Alameda Health System’s 159th year of growth,” Banerjee said. “AHS is an important anchor organization Alameda County, As we face multiple overlapping crises including the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing physical and mental illness, injustice and health disparities, AHS is committed to building resources and infrastructure to break down barriers to equitable access to care, treatment and health Dedicating. I look forward to working with my Board, AHS staff, county leaders, patients and partners to expand an integrated, culturally-adaptive, seamless continuum of care that respects the humanity, dignity and agency of each person who we serve in our richly diverse county.

Banerjee served as a Board Trustee at AHS for nine years, during which she served as the Board Liaison to the AHS Health, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI) Steering Committee. She brings more than two and a half decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, clinical and public health practice, policy advocacy, and philanthropy to a diverse array of issues affecting the health, social, and economic well-being of infants, children, and women. Addresses a wide range. and gender-spanning individuals, families, and communities of color. Banerjee is the founder and principal of Sage Transformation, an organization and systems transformation firm. Previously, she served as the director of coalitions at the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). She is the former chair of the board of Building Futures, which works to end homelessness and violence between women and families.

“As a Trustee, Kinkini Banerjee provided invaluable support and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic and a period of enormous change in health care. She has been a force for change, helping to stabilize our organization, transform our culture was instrumental in consolidating, and initiating the adoption of a new strategic plan. At this critical time for AHS, I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead the AHS Board of Trustees. I look forward to our Look forward to partnering with them to serve the mission,” said james jacksonCEO of Alameda Health System.

Banerjee is a South Asian Indian and the first immigrant to hold the position of board president at AHS. She will succeed Dr. Taft Bhuket, who served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2021 to 2023.

“My deepest gratitude to the beloved Alameda Health System staff family and our dedicated Board of Trustees, and to the leaders at all levels of official authority who have come before us. We appreciate their efforts every single day to do better today and be better than we were today. tomorrow. I would especially like to thank the outgoing Chairman, Dr. Bhuket, for his committed, fearless leadership in leading AHS as Board Chairman at a time of organizational change,” Banerjee said. .

About Alameda Health System

Alameda Health System (AHS) is a leading public integrated health care provider and medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient and family-centered care. AHS provides comprehensive medical treatment, health promotion and disease prevention in our integrated network of hospitals, clinics and health services. AHS includes three acute care hospitals, four ambulatory care wellness centers, four post-acute facilities, and the only psychiatric emergency department. Alameda County, AHS is committed to promoting wellness and optimizing the health of the community through a mission of caring, treating, teaching and serving all. For more information, visit AlamedaHealthSystem.org.

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