Sitting in a living room in Oakland, a cute robot with giant eyes gazes at a 65-year-old with heart failure and asks how he’s doing, making conversation about the patient’s family and the weather while gathering daily details about his health. (Fast Company)
Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday it will spend $5.2 million to purchase a 41-unit apartment building in East Oakland, the health care giant’s first step in its aggressive effort to shelter the homeless and improve health care for the poor.
Stanford Children’s Health plans to provide approximately 2,500 telehealth appointments — in which patients and their families can use devices such as cellphones and tablets to see Stanford Medicine physicians remotely — in 2019, making a more than twofold increase in use of the service. (The Stanford Daily)
While San Francisco’s list of 10 largest employers is dominated by tech, across the bay in Oakland it’s all about health. The city’s top three employers are Kaiser Permanente (No. 1), Sutter Health (No. 2), and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (No. 3). Together, these health care giants employ about 19,000 people in Oakland and more than 85,000 people in the Bay Area (Kaiser and Sutter rank third and fourth, respectively, on San Francisco’s 10 largest employers). (San Francisco Business Times)
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address a shortage of mental health services for children and adolescents in Oakland and the East Bay.
The $15 million gift, announced Tuesday by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, is intended to enable the Oakland hospital to increase its mental health services, heighten awareness and encourage philanthropy. (East Bay Times)
In support of a partnership that has spanned 10 years, John Muir Health is making a holiday contribution of $35,000 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. The funding will support the Food Bank’s Community Produce Program, which distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 50 sites throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties twice a month. (John Muir Health)
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Rebecca came to the Hospital Council in 2000 from Kaiser Permanente, where she was the Community and Government Relations Representative for the North East Bay Service Area. In this position, she developed and strengthened relationships with federal, state, and local elected officials, their staffs, and community and business leaders. Prior to her position with Kaiser, Rebecca served as Legislative Assistant for U.S.
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