For nearly 60 years, Washington Hospital Healthcare System has served the
communities of southern Alameda County, offering high-quality, locally
based medical care to meet your health care needs
While our focus is on serving our patients and our community, it is gratifying
to be recognized for excellence by local and national experts in the field.
For example, this past year we received more than a dozen awards from
Healthgrades, the leading online consumer resource. We also earned a number
of awards for our green environmental practices.
Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Hospital fifth
on its list of best hospitals in the San Francisco Metro region. We are
also very proud that our partner since 2013, UCSF Health, is ranked number
1 in California and number 5 in the nation by Healthgrades.
Honors and rankings are important, but we place a far greater value on
the care residents receive at the hospital bedside, in our community clinics,
and through our health fairs and other outreach programs. A fundamental
measure of our success will always be how well we are meeting the needs
of the people we serve.
To stay abreast of changing community needs, we collaborate with other
hospitals in the area to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs
Assessment every three years. This survey helps pinpoint crucial issues
affecting the residents of our Health Care District, such as risk of disease
The study helps us make informed decisions about the best places to focus
our resources. This past year, we have met with leaders in the different
local communities to share information from the study and identify ways
we can collaborate to address many of the identified needs.
We are also advancing and expanding local health care through our strategic
relationship with UCSF Health. This partnership enables us to bring health
care experts into the community so residents are not required to travel
away from home to seek academic-level care, which fulfills the strategic
initiative of moving doctors and not patients. Our newest programs are
the UCSF – Washington Cancer Center and the Washington Prenatal
Diagnostic Center, which are both overseen by UCSF physicians.
From focusing on excellence, to assessing local health needs, to offering
convenient access to leading-edge services, Washington Hospital Healthcare
System continues to fulfill its covenant to provide the health care that
the community needs.
Nancy Farber, CEO
Washington Hospital Healthcare System