Wright Lassiter

February 22, 2008 2:44:07 PM PST
Wright Lassiter joined ACMC in September 2005, and led the county medical center through the transition from interim management, while creating a more stable financial foundation for the organization.

Working with the Board of Trustees, he is developing a strategic roadmap for the organization that will achieve the organization's vision of superior clinical results, positive financial performance, and becoming a leading Bay area employer of health care professionals. To date, Lassiter has developed a $23 million financial turnaround plan, instituted redesign efforts for the ACMC ambulatory network, and settled numerous labor agreements. He has implemented efforts to embrace a culture of patient loyalty, and raised quality expectations.

Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) is a comprehensive public health authority comprised of three hospitals and three freestanding ambulatory clinics. ACMC carries a total bed license of 475, and its acute care facilities include: Highland Hospital, a 236-bed trauma and teaching facility, John George Psychiatric Pavilion, an 80-bed acute facility, and Fairmont Hospital, a 159-bed skilled nursing and acute rehabilitation hospital. The system also includes numerous, freestanding primary care and specialty clinics located on the Highland campus.

Amassing more than 18 years of industry experience, Lassiter served in various, executive capacities during his career. Most recently prior to joining Alameda County Medical Center, Lassiter served as Senior Vice President, Operations for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. In that role he oversaw operations of Tarrant County's public health care system, and was responsible for expanding ambulatory care and specialty care services throughout the county. In addition, he was responsible for leading the system's inpatient and ambulatory care expansion plans, and was the executive-in-charge for planning a new 108-bed hospital.

Prior to his tenure in Forth Worth, Lassiter spent over 10 years at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. During that stint, Lassiter served in several roles, culminating as Vice President, Operations. In that capacity he had executive responsibility for the support service, clinical service, and various corporate service divisions.

A fervent community leader, Lassiter has held volunteer leadership positions within all of the communities he has lived. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, the Salvation Army of Dallas, the YMCA of Dallas and Fort Worth, and the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Lassiter serves as a Board Member for the YMCA of the East Bay, the Alameda Alliance for Health, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Beta Healthcare Group, the California Hospital Association, the Safety Net Institute, the Bay Area Urban Network, and the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Lassiter is a member of both the American College of Health Care Executives, and the National Association of Health Service Executives. Lassiter earned a Bachelor's degree with honors from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in Chemistry, with minors in Philosophy and Biology. He later earned a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University graduating at the top of his class.