Oakland’s Healthcare Cluster CBO’s Samuel Merritt WIB Peralta Unity Council Children’s Hospital Summit/ Alta Bates Kaiser Alameda County Medical Center HOSPITALS Hospital Council Community Clinics Private Medical Groups OTHER CARE PROVIDERS Alameda County Consortium of Clinics Diagnostic Laboratories Out-patient Treatment Facilities SUPPORT California Healthcare Foundation Labor (CNA, UHW) SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE County of Alameda (Pub. Health, Health Svcs) City of Oakland (P&Z, Bldg, ED) Research (CHORI, Kaiser DOR) State of California (OSHPD) Cal State E. Bay Government Research Workforce © Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 2007
Healthcare: Top Priorities • Improve entitlement process to contain costs & help hospitals qualify for state funding, as seismic retrofit deadline approaches. • Address gap between workforce needs of healthcare employers and ability of educational institutions to meet those needs while improving ability of local residents to access training and employment opportunities in this sector. • Address hospital financial crisis. • Improve public safety and the City’s reputation generally so as to enhance the ability of hospitals to recruit employees and build a customer base.
Healthcare: Strategies • Streamline the entitlement and planning process. • Create an inter-disciplinary coordinating entity to document and • address regional healthcare industry workforce needs. • Enlist the active support of local public officials to advocate on • behalf of the industry cluster’s priorities. • Convince state to adopt a statewide strategy that addresses the • reimbursement needs of hospitals serving all demographics. • Support other healthcare providers including community health • clinics, doctors, and other independent care givers.
Healthcare: Action Initiatives • Rebuilding Oakland’s Hospitals • Allied Health Sector Initiative • Addressing the Nursing Shortage • Establish a Workforce Intermediary • Healthcare Workforce System Improvements • Building a Healthy Cluster