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)
People that live and work in Oakland know that the number of homeless encampments in the city has been on the rise for several years. Between 2015 and 2017, the number of unsheltered residents in Oakland has increased by 26 percent. (Sutter Health News)
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will offer free, anonymous, in-person and online screenings for depression on Thursday, National Depression Screening Day.
One out of 10 people in the United States suffers from depression, according to Sutter Health, which owns Alta Bates Summit. Like annual health exams, screening for depression and other mood disorders helps identify warning signs and treatment resources, the organization says. (San Jose Mercury News)
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