50 years ago in the midst of the Civil Rights and the Black Power Movements, four African American mothers launched The West Oakland Health. It immediately rose up as a neighborhood hub for healthcare, food and housing programs, and voter registration. West Oakland Health was a spark that led the transformation in community health and advocacy in California and the nation. Today, West Oakland Health reaches throughout the East Bay with five sites in Berkeley, West Oakland, and East Oakland. Providing high quality, state-of-the art healthcare, comprehensive adult and family medicine, West Oakland Health honors Its storied history and embraces its legacy values: love, hope, respect, health, and community.We are here to be your medical home, your partner in health, with you for life. We can’t wait to see you.
West Oakland Health has achieved Joint Commission Accreditation for Ambulatory Health, Behavioral Health, and Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). The Joint Commission Accreditation is the gold standard for a primary care provider, setting the bar for the quality and safety of care provided within the healthcare organization. The Joint Commission’s accreditation process concentrates on operational systems critical to the safety and quality of patient care.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered, adhering to a culture of safety and quality. As a PCMH certified organization, West Oakland Health follows the Five Attributes of PCMH listed below:
WOH is funded by the United States Public Health Service, the County of Alameda, the State of California, private foundations, public and private insurance (including Medi-Cal, the Alameda Alliance and Blue Cross managed care), and private patient fees.
Benjamin F. Pettus, CEO
Adrian James, CMO
Donald E. Usher, CFO
Gale Taylor, COO
Patrice Mason-Dozier, Chief Oral Health
Dwayne Fisher, CIO
Steve Gardner, Director of Communications
Dr. Adrian James, Chief Medical Officer
Lori Furtado, Clinic Manager
Dr. Cristina Deis, M.D., M.P.H., Quality Improvement Director
Dr. James McCabe., Pharmacy Director
Dr. Lemny Perez, Integrated Behavioral Health Director
Gloria Howard, Human Resources Director
Loyd Ware, President
Donald Williams, VP
Velisia Jones, Secretary
Preston Dufauchard, Treasurer